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The Big Water StoryWai māori, wai ora

#thebigwaterstory is about wastewater, drinking water and stormwater. Whether it is the water we drink and eat with, the water we flush down the toilet, or the water we swim in the river with. Water is all around us and affects our every day lives.

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Introduction

 #thebigwaterstory is about wastewater, drinking water and stormwater.  Whether it is the water we drink and eat with, the water we flush down the toilet, or the water we swim in the river with. Water is all around us and affects our every day lives.

Social Media

By using the hashtags #CHBDC, #thebigwaterstory. #togetherwethrive we can keep an eye on your comments and incorporate them into our considerations.

 

If you are interested in learning more,

Please contact Darren de Klerk – Councils 3 Waters Programme Manager by emailing thebigwaterstory@chbdc.govt.nz or by phoning Council's Office on 06 857 8060

 

May 2019 Update

Please find a link to an update placed in the CHB Mail on 14 May 2019 outlining the progress of the #bigwaterstory..

For any queries, feedback or questions - please feel free to contact Council on 06 857 8060.

March and April 2019 Update

Please find a link to a programme update on #thebigwaterstory for March and April 2019.

The last two months has seen the commencement of three projects;

- Mackie Street & McLean Terrace - Water Renewal (Physical commencement)

- Waipukurau Stormwater Helicoil Replacement/ Renewal (Physical commencement)

- Takapau and Porangahau Water Treatment Plant Upgrade (Design and Build)

February 2019 Update

Please find a link to a programme update on #thebigwaterstory through to the end of Feb 2019.

January and February 2019, has seen the progression of a number of projects from design to tender phase.

We expect the next two months will continue this trend and in turn from tender to commencement of physical construction in April 2019.

January 2019 Update

Below is an excerpt and link from the rates flyer outlining a brief update on #thebigwaterstoryupdate to date.

TheBigWaterStoryUpdateJan19

 

December 2018 Update

Please find a link to the programme report for the period to December 2018..

November and December 2018, has seen the 3 waters project team further continue to design and tender for design partners and be well placed to start 2019 on the front foot to deliver our large capital works programme.

 

 

Grand Opening of #thebigwaterstory Capital Works Programme

On Thursday 23rd August, Central Hawkes Bay District Council (CHBDC) marked the start of the capital programme of works branded the #thebigwaterstory.

Following project THRIVE, the creation of the #thebigwaterstory brand and adoption of the Long Term Plan in 2018, attention and focus has shifted from discussion and consultation to planning and delivery.

Big water story prjects

#thebigwaterstory is one of the key initiatives in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan produced and consulted on with the community by Central Hawke’s Bay District Council in 2018.

We recognise how important water is to our community, and plan to invest significantly in our infrastructure over the next 30 years.

We have approx. $32m of capital works to complete over the next 10 years across the 3 waters space in the Central Hawkes Bay region, this will ensure we have resilient, durable infrastructure for future generations, whilst promoting opportunities for district growth and to attract new industries and employment.

With at least 25 high level projects and over 50 smaller projects to complete across the region in the initial 10-year programme.

Moving forward, the community can expect to see regular communication through our website, Facebook page and in the local CHB Mail as these projects start to develop and gain some traction.

The website will be updated regularly with detailed content on the programme and individual projects, whilst our Facebook updates will provide updates and snapshots into the progress of our projects and programmes of work.

Introduction

Central Hawke's Bay, in 2018 we came out to our  communities and asked for your thoughts on the future of our District, we listened to what you said and we now want to know if we are going in the right direction.

We had an amazing response, and came away with lots of ideas.

The loudest feedback we got was about water, and how important it is to us.

And so #thebigwaterstory began.

#thebigwaterstory is about wastewater, drinking water and stormwater.

Whether it is the water we drink and eat with, the water we flush down the toilet, or the water we swim in the river with. Water is all around us and affects our every day lives.

To meet your expectations, we need to make a significant investment in wastewater, drinking water and stormwater over the next 10 years. But we want to hear your feedback on whether you think this is the right thing to do.

For full information please read our Story Boards. 

Your Involvement

 #thebigwaterstory

  • November 2017 - Council PopUps
  • December 2017 – Compilation of feedback
  • March 2018 – Formal Consultation
  • April 2018 – Hearings
  • May 2018 - Adoption of the Long Term Plan
Social Media

By using the hashtags #CHBDC, #thebigwaterstory. #togetherwethrive we can keep an eye on your comments and incorporate them into our considerations.

Organisations are welcome to be involved

We are planning to meet with community groups and organisations in the New Year to talk in more detail about the future of Central Hawke’s Bay. If you are keen to have the Council team come and meet with you and your group we would love to hear from you. Please email us at thrive@chbdc.govt.nz

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