It is critical that New Zealanders have access to safe drinking water and high-quality infrastructure for storm and wastewater. The current system is not up to scratch, but the Government’s Three Waters reforms are not the answer. ACT’s plan will allow community control of water assets.
It’s critical New Zealanders have safe drinking water and high-quality water infrastructure. Our current system isn’t up to scratch, but Labour’s Three Water reforms aren’t the answer. Moving control of water assets away from local communities will result in more bureaucracy and less local input.
“An attempt by the Greens and Labour to entrench ownership of three waters assets in the new Water Services Entities breaks dangerous constitutional ground, but will be repealed all the same,” says ACT Local Government Spokesperson Simon Court.
“Councils up and down the country are lashing out at the Labour/National housing deal, with the Christchurch City Council the latest to stand up to the law,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.