PETITION: Dump Three Waters
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 miss the mark.
Will you sign our petition asking the Government to dump Three Waters?
Moving control of water assets away from local communities is a recipe for more bureaucracy and less local input.
This is an asset grab. It’s why councils are concerned about the proposals. Community voices are important and need to be heard.
Labour’s proposals will harm small private schemes by imposing costly regulation on rural water schemes, holiday home communities, common bore sharing, marae and others.
The four proposed water service companies would all be based in major cities with board members appointed by council and iwi representatives. There’s no guarantee water users in rural or provincial communities will be represented.
ACT believes we can improve the current system, but we don’t need to do so through state-mandated centralisation.
Our plan balances community control of water assets with improving infrastructure to ensure safety and efficient water allocation. You can read ACT’s Water Infrastructure Plan here.
Mark Cameron MP
ACT Primary Industries Spokesperson