Water Wairarapa


A project team working on developing the initiative are currently based in Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Masterton offices. Following the current feasibility stage, the project will move into a commercial entity that will be formed in 2017.

The project has been working with a wide range of community, business and special interest groups throughout its development. Regular meetings and conversations with these groups has been vital in developing a scheme that is best-placed to meet the region’s economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations.

Discussions with these groups have informed and influenced the scale, nature and design of the proposed scheme.

Governance is provided by a Governance Group while a Stakeholder Advisory Group representing a range of interest groups allows community views and expectations to be discussed and shared.

There is a range of other work going on in the region that is relevant to the project including the Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee’s work to ensure local views are factored into the management of our waterways and Greater Wellington’s Natural Resources Plan.