Wastewater infrastructure costs
From the Minister's press release: A new report continues to build a picture of looming potential costs as the Government seeks to ensure safe drinking water, and better environmental performance of the country’s wastewater infrastructure, said the Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta. The GHD-Boffa Miskell report – Cost estimates for upgrading wastewater treatment plants to meet objectives of the NPS Freshwater – is part of the Three Waters Review, suggests that raising the standards of wastewater treatment plants that discharge into rivers and lakes across the country could cost up to $2 billion.
2018 Auckland Index and Auckland Growth Monitor - ATEED
ATEED has published the 2018 edition of the Auckland Index and the Auckland growth monitor. The 2018 Auckland Index and Auckland Growth Monitor include new features as well as updated data. The index now includes a new ‘Quarterly Snapshot’ section, as well as a section devoted to our financial ‘Markets’.
Auckland Plan 2050
From Our Auckland. Following significant levels of public interest, Auckland Council has adopted the Auckland Plan 2050. The plan sets the direction for Auckland’s growth and development over the next 30 years, responding to the key opportunities and challenges faced by Auckland.
Water Services Regulator Bill - Taumata Arowai
Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Bill was introduced to Parliament on 12 December. "The Bill establishes Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator (Taumata Arowai) as a new Crown agent and provides for its objectives, functions, operating principles, and governance arrangements.
State Services: External security consultants’ inquiry findings
Topics:Democracy and governance, Demographics and society
A State Services Commission investigation into the use of external security consultants by government agencies has uncovered failings across the public service, including breaches of the code of conduct. Read more See also All Documents - Inquiry into the use of external security consultants by government agencies.
Social Security Act 2018
The Social Security Act 2018 is in force from 26 November, along with new regulations. From the Ministry of Social Development website: The new Social Security Act 2018 comes into force on 26 November 2018. It won’t change anyone’s benefits or entitlements and it will make the legislation clearer and simpler to follow.
Our marine environment 2019
From the Ministry's website: Our marine environment 2019 examines the most pressing issues in our oceans, seas, coastlines and estauries. Four priority marine issues have been selected for this report: Our native marine species and habitats are under threat[https://www. mfe.