There's been some confusion about whether councils have been asked to opt in or opt out of these reforms. At this stage, the government has not asked councils this question.
Some councils have sought community feedback on the reforms to feed into their advice. LGNZ sought legal advice for all councils on whether to do that, and the advice was that councils do not have enough information at this stage to consult on the implications.
As more information becomes known about the government's plans we will update this page, and our Facebook page. If the government chooses to complete a public consultation, we will let you know. Alternatively, if we are asked to consult our communities - you can rest assured we will be asking for your feedback.
We know how much you value the clean, safe and reliable services we provide you. You are at the forefront of all these discussions, and we are committed to acting in the best interests of our residents, ratepayers and our city.
The best place to get regular updates on the proposed changes is Three Waters Review - dia.govt.nz.