1 Feb 2024

Cuts on the cards as Wellington City Council looks for funds to fix water issues

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 1 February 2024

Wellington councillors and residents alike want the city's failing water pipes fixed, but there's less agreement on how to pay for the billions of dollars of work needed.

Libraries, swimming pools, and security cameras could all have funding chopped. In the meantime, the city council's proposing to invest less than half of what the region's water service company wants and is looking at hefty rates rises.

Soumya Bhamidipati reports.