Three Waters: Whanganui District Council Would Get $24m

18th Jul 2021

Whanganui mayor Hamish McDouall said a first look at the package suggests Whanganui would be better off under the Government's Three Waters reforms.

"You'd be taking away our wastewater, stormwater and drinking water debt – that transfers with the asset – but without the asset base that limits our ability to borrow and a bunch of other things.

"Somewhere around $24 million under the current provisions will be going to the wellbeings and will be very much about building up that asset base again....."

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Image credit: Bevan Conley, Whanganui Chronicle