Posts tagged "Tasman District Council"

Tasman District Council gives Waimea dam project final nod [30 November/Stuff] The $105.9 million Waimea dam project will proceed after Tasman district councillors voted 9-5 in favour of the controversial proposal to construct a 53m concrete-faced rockfill dam in the Lee Valley, near Nelson. The council will have a joint-venture partner in the project – Waimea...

Waimea Irrigators Ltd issues replacement prospectus for dam project

[16 October/Stuff] Waimea Irrigators Limited issued a replacement prospectus for the Waimea dam project. It was missing a much talked about mystery investor. The replacement product disclosure statement outlined a new investor vehicle that would be made of a group of local family businesses in the Waimea Plains. They remained unnamed, however were on the...

Tasman District Council U-turn on Waimea dam draws mixed reaction

[7 September/Stuff] The Tasman District Council’s decision to reverse its previous vote that effectively ended the Waimea dam project has received a mixed reaction. Nelson MP, Nick Smith, welcomed the vote to proceed with the project after a new funding model was presented. He said it was the right decision for the region’s future. He...

Council pulls out of dam project

[29 August/Farmers Weekly] The Tasman District Council decided to pull out of the Waimea Dam project, with its backers being taken by surprise. The council decided the increased costs were unaffordable for ratepayers. Tasman Mayor, Richard Kempthorne, said it meant the project would not proceed as public consultation could not occur before the deadline of...

Tasman District Council votes against Waimea Dam

[28 August/The Country] The Tasman District Council voted against the controversial Waimea Dam. It announced the final construction costs had increased, leaving it $18 million short. Other costs would have pushed the total to $26 million above the original amount. The council decided the increased costs were unaffordable for ratepayers, and voted against funding the...

Waimea Irrigators finds investor to help plug funding gap for dam plan

[27 August/Stuff] Waimea Irrigators Ltd said an investor could help fill the gap in funding for its dam project. Tasman District Council and Waimea Irrigators Limited were potential partners in the project. The cost of the project had increased around $26 million to an estimated $75.9 million in capital costs required. The council was due...

TDC hopes Provincial Growth Fund will plug $18m hole in Waimea dam plan

[6 August/Stuff] Tasman District Council has applied to the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund in relation to the proposed Waimea dam. A guide to the fund specifically had an exclusion for water and large-scale irrigation, so it may preclude the dam project which had received funding commitments from Crown Irrigation Investments. It was to provide the...

Waimea Irrigators extend water share sale deadline by two more weeks

[25 March/Stuff] Waimea Irrigators Limited originally intended to close its offer on its water shares on 22 March, however they announced that it would stay open for a further two weeks. WIL Board Member, Julian Raine, said the board had received enough feedback that people needed more time to consider the offer and that six...

Sustainable Seas Science Challenge studies collapse of scallop industry

[29 July/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] The collapse of Nelson’s scallop industry through exploitation would be studied by scientists as part of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge to find out how marine resources could be better managed. Sustainable Seas Director, Julie Hall said the study would not only look at environmental and biological sciences,...