Waimea Community Dam Governance and Funding

Consultation closed Sunday 26 November 2017

Thanks to all the people who sent in submissions. The Waimea Community Dam consultation and submission period has now closed. 

Submissions Received

We received 1513 submissions.

Proposed Public Hearings and Deliberations

Staff are collating the submissions received and developing a timetable of those submitters who wish to be heard.  

If you have noted on your submission that you wish to be heard, then we will be contacting you shortly. 

Hearings are scheduled for the following times:

11 December 2017


9.00am – 5.00pm

Richmond – Council Chambers

12 December 2017


9.00am – 6.30pm

Takaka – Golden Bay Service Centre

13 December 2017


12.00pm  – 7.00pm

Richmond – Council Chambers

15 December 2017


9.30am – 1.30pm

Motueka - Council Service Centre

7 Hickmott Place

1 and 2 February 2018


9.30am – 4.30pm

Richmond – Council Chambers

Hearing Panel

The hearing panel will consist of Full Council and will be chaired by Mayor Kempthorne. 

Hearing Notes

Deliberations and Decision

Deliberations will be held in early February with a likely decision in late February 2018. Deliberations will be open to the public. 

Consultation material

waimea community dam consultation badge 150pxThe Waimea Community Dam is the preferred option for providing a secure water supply for urban and rural homes and businesses in the Waimea Plains area, now and for the next 100 years.

Your feedback will help Council make important decisions on how we manage and fund the Dam project to ensure continued urban and rural water supplies for the Waimea area and to improve the health of the Waimea River.

Key Documents


Consultation Document

Read Supporting Information

Public Meetings

Come along to one of the public meetings to find out more about the proposals and talk to councillors and staff.

WhereWhenTime and Place

Tasman Area Community Assn Meeting

Wednesday 25 October

7.30 pm, Tasman School


Tuesday 31 October

1.00 – 3.00 pm Drop-in Session,

Lake Rotoiti Hall


Tuesday 31 October

6.00 – 8.00 pm Drop-in Session,

Murchison Recreation Centre

Motueka Market

Sunday 5 November

9.00 am – 12.00 pm Drop-in Session


Monday 6 November

5.30 pm – 7.00 pm Drop-in Session,

Brightwater School

7.30 pm – Community Assn meeting

Brightwater  School


Thursday 9 November

5.30 – 7.00 pm Drop-in Session, Council Chamber, Tasman District Council office


Saturday 11 November

10.00 – 12.00 pm Drop in Session,

Mapua Wharf Precinct

Mapua Districts Community Assn Meeting

Monday 13 November

7.00 pm, Mapua Hall

Golden Bay Community Board Meeting

Tuesday 14 November

10.00 am, GB Service Centre, Takaka


Tuesday 14 November

12.00 pm – 2.00 pm Drop-in Session,

St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church,  Collingwood


Tuesday 14 November

4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Drop-in Session,

Golden Bay Service Centre meeting room

Moutere Hills Residents Assn Meeting

Thursday 16 November

7.00 pm, Upper Moutere Community Centre

Richmond Mall

Saturday 18 November

10.00 am –12.00 pm Drop-in Session

Wakefield Community Council meeting

Monday 20 November

7.30 pm, St John’s Centre, Wakefield


Tuesday 21 November

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Drop-in Session , Motueka Service Centre

4.00 pm, Motueka Community Board meeting, Motueka Service Centre.

Tapawera & District Community Council meeting

Tuesday 21 November

8.00 pm, Tapawera Community Centre

Richmond A & P Show

Saturday and Sunday 25 and 26 November

Richmond, all day

Waimea Community Dam Cost and Rates Estimates

This page provides a breakdown of operating costs and capital cost estimates for the proposed Waimea Community Dam.

Dam Straight - Waimea Community Dam FAQs

Answers to frequently-asked questions about the proposed Waimea Community Dam.

Read the full proposal. Submissions have now closed.

Supporting Information

Economic Reports

Seismic Reports

Resource Consent and Water Rationing Scenarios

About Submissions

Please note: all submissions, including names and contact details, will be made available to Councillors and the public at Council offices and libraries, and a summary of submissions may also be made publicly available and posted on the Council’s website.

Personal information will also be used for administration relating to the subject matter of the submissions, including notifying submitters of hearings and decisions. All information will be held by the Tasman District Council with submitters having the right to access and correct personal information.

Submissions may be posted or delivered to:

Submissions not using the online form should include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and should state if you wish to speak to the Council in support of your submission. Please also indicate if you wish to speak in te reo Māori or New Zealand Sign Language.