4 objections have been lodged with the Environment Court against Auckland Council’s plan to dig a giant drain under houses along the St Mary’s Bay ridge, aimed at improving stormwater & sewage flows into the Waitemata Harbour.
Objectors to a stormwater & sewage holding tank to be built under expensive houses along the St Marys Bay ridge overlooking the Westhaven marina had their complaints rejected by a hearing panel last Friday, but a council committee will be back to hear them again this Friday.
The Government announced national standards for freshwater yesterday that Environment Minister Amy Adams & Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said were clear, robust and would make a significant improvement to the way freshwater is managed. But the Environmental Defence Society remained concerned whether the detail would in fact lead to the water quality improvements New Zealanders are demanding.
Watercare Services Ltd will raise the infrastructure growth charges it imposes for development by 23.5% for metropolitan customers from next Tuesday, 1 July.
Published 27 May 2012 Watercare Services Ltd said on Friday it would move to a monthly billing cycle in August. Watercare has been billing customers every 3 or 6 months, depending on the billing cycles of the former councils. Chief financial officer Brian Monk said customers would receive a one-off bill in July which was […]
Published 4 May 2010 The Government has approved regulations requiring all significant water takes to be metered as part of a wider programme to improve freshwater management. Environment Minister Nick Smith said on Friday: "We can’t even begin to manage water properly in New Zealand when we have so little information on how much […]