9 Jul 2020

Government announces multi-million dollar water package

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 9 July 2020

The government has announced a multi-million dollar investment to upgrade under-pressure water systems across the country, but there's a catch.

A $760 million package will kick-start urgent work to bring drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure up to scratch.

For councils to access the money, they will have to commit to the government's wider water reform programme.

The Prime Minister made the announcement in Havelock North at a water bore that was the source of a fatal campylobacter outbreak in 2016.

Two Hawke's Bay mayors, Craig Little and Alex Walker, speak to Corin Dann.