The Government is now receiving submissions on the following Bills relating to Three Waters:

Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill

Water Services Legislation Bill

Closing date for submissions is: 11:59pm Sunday 12 February 2023.

Council will draft a submission to these Bills and make it available to the public (on an agenda) before it is considered by the Council. The public are encouraged to submit directly to the select committee.

Three waters reforms

Updates from Nelson City Council on the Three Waters Reforms

Nelson City Council's approved submission that was submitted to Parliament can be read here.

The supporting Appendix submitted to Parliament, including all Public feedback, can be read here.

The submission from Te Tauihu iwi and Councils, requesting to be part of Entity D can be read here.

Parliament has completed the submission period for the Water Entities Reform Bill.

Submissions opened on 10 June 2022 and closed on 22 July 2022.

Nelson City Council sought public feedback to inform its submission. This included public forum-style meetings where members of the public spoke to elected members.

Council received a draft submission at its meeting on 12 July 2022. The report can be seen here. The final version of the submission is linked to above.

An overview of the Three Waters reform can be read here - or see the detailed information to support submissions. More information is also available on the below links:

You can visit or the Department of Internal Affairs webpage for more information.

Independent Frequently Asked Questions relating to the reforms have been developed by LGNZ (their latest Q&A can be found here). A significant amount of information is available on their website.

The Department of Internal Affairs has also produced some FAQ's about the reforms.

FAQ's relating to the dashboards can be found on the DIA website.