Project fundamentals

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Objectives of the Waimea Community Dam

The Waimea Community Dam is a significant local infrastructure project to augment the supply of water and add to the sustainability of the region. Objectives of the Waimea Community Dam

  1. Sufficient water at our homes all year round
  2. Healthy Lee and Waimea Rivers with abundant fish and flora where we can swim and play
  3. A robust economy from the success of horticulture and farming industries
  4. Jobs for people in our primary industries and the support services working with them
  5. A better chance that families can maintain and grow their businesses for children and grandchildren
  6. Families staying and growing together in our community
Project phases

WWL is responsible for constructing Nelson Tasman region’s newest dam. This includes:

  • resource consent compliance
  • land and access rights transfer and management
  • health and safety compliance and assurance
  • environmental compliance and assurance
  • optimisation of sustainability opportunities
  • community and stakeholder engagement
  • management of contracts required to complete the contracts, including construction, design assurance and cost assurance

The project is divided into a series of workstreams and the team structure is amended progressively to match the evolving requirements of the project through its lifecycle, and then as the dam is commissioned into ‘business as normal’ operation.

Project delivery outcomes

Waimea Water Ltd will deliver the Waimea Community Dam to quality, time and cost in accordance with shareholders’ expectations.

Target areas

Design and Quality: that the dam is built as designed, to the quality and safety guidelines applicable

Schedule: that the dam is constructed in accordance with the baseline plan

Cost: that the dam is constructed within approved budget outturn cost (see Funding Envelope)

  • Built as Designed Certificate (PS4) issued by Design and Assurance Consultants, verified by the Independent Technical Engineer
  • Practical completion is achieved on or before October 2021 and commissioning is achieved on or before February 2022