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Aucklanders to have say on Three Waters Reform

Auckland Council says it will consult local residents on aspects of the government’s Three Waters Reform proposal, to ensure the region’s views are represented on the formation of the proposed new upper North Island water entity.

Consultation will open at 9am on Friday 3 December and run until 11.59pm on Sunday 19 December, Council said in a statement today.

“In September, the council’s Governing Body agreed to consult with Aucklanders on the government’s proposal. The subsequent government decision to mandate the reform process has required us to consider consultation somewhat differently, however the principle of involving Aucklanders in the council’s approach still stands,” says Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff.

“Aucklanders will be able to give their feedback on the council’s views on the governance, representative and accountability arrangements of the proposed entities. We will also be undertaking independent research to support the consultation.

“Auckland Council made a commitment to consult with the people we represent, to ensure that that we are accurately reflecting the views of our constituents in the position we put forward to government,” he said.

The Mayor said the feedback will be used to inform Auckland Council’s working group, which has been charged with working through the proposed governance, representation and accountability arrangements.

Read more about the council’s position on the government’s proposal on OurAuckland.

More details on the consultation will be released in the coming week, including Have Your Say opportunities and how to sign up for information webinars. Information and an online submission form will be available at

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