Waimea Community Dam

Details of the Waimea Community Dam project in the Lee Valley.

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Waimea Community Dam gets the final green light

On Friday 30 November the Council made its final decision on the Waimea Community Dam project.

Voting 9-5 in favour it has confirmed its commitment to build the dam to provide for the growing needs of the community, safeguard the regional economy, and improve the health of the Waimea River.

Revised funding proposal details

Project funding and rates impact

Project funding
Effect on rates
Financial risks

Recent updates

Letters from the Office of the Auditor General - November 2018
Our submission to the local bill - 11 October 2018
Confidential revised funding report released - 6 September 2018

Previous consultation

Resource consent

The resource consent application for the dam was publicly notified in 2014 and after the submissions, hearing and appeals the various consents were granted in 2015.

Full details of the resource consent application - and all the documentation - is available on our old website.

View the resource consent application

Browse Waimea Community Dam project documents, including environmental and scientific reports, newsletters and representative reports, as well as historical material.