Posts tagged "Waimea Dam"

Select committee recommends Waimea dam local bill be passed with amendments

[6 November/Nelson Mail] The report of the Governance and Administration Select Committee has recommended that the local bill designed to enable the construction of the Waimea Dam is passed. Nelson MP, Dr Nick Smith, welcomed the Committee’s unanimous support for the bill’s passage, noting that they were strongly influenced by the strength of submissions from...

Call for submissions on local bill related to proposed Waimea dam

[23 September/Stuff] Submissions are being sought on a bill designed to enable to construction of the Waimea Dam. The Tasman District Council Bill passed its first reading. Nelson MP, Nick Smith, said the bill was the last critical piece of work required to enable to construction of the dam. He added the project had full...

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...

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...

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...