Report from Dovedale Scheme Water Meeting

On Thursday May 23rd, Tasman District Council and Dovedale Water Supply Committee held a public meeting to discuss the financial position and operations of the Dovedale Scheme supply and answer questions received beforehand and from the floor. A summary of the financial information was circulated to users by email ahead of the meeting.

Key outcomes from the meeting were:

  • The committee will begin holding a yearly AGM for the supply in August (date to be confirmed) covering the past year's financial information, forecasts for the coming year, and planned projects and operational issues.
  • The supply committee and interested parties will able to receive quarterly financial reports prepared by Tasman District Council
  • Future upgrade options were discussed although it was noted that due to uncertainty around new regulations yet to be confirmed by the Government and investigations required it is likely to be a year or more before any decisions can be made.
  • Tasman District Council and the committee will ensure supply users and affected parties will have input in the decision making process as this progresses.
  • The contracting arrangements for supply maintenance and improvements were discussed.

 Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the meeting.