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Project Timeline

The timeline outlines achievements so far and indicative dates for the Water Supply Project work stream.

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 201220132014 and beyond

 

2014 and beyond

2014 
Stage 1: Construction period
April 2014 
River Baseline monitoring
2014 - 2016 
Interim monitoring of water levels, wetlands, saline intrusion, and river and stream flows.
2016 
Development of ongoing monitoring plans.

2013 

September 

Detail design complete - produce a detailed design reflecting the consent requirements and the solutions selected

Resource consent approved for a 35 year period.

 December
Tender awarded for construction

2012

June - July
Well drilling completed.
July
Land purchase of Maungakotukutuku Dam site - cultural impact assessment, develop covenant agreement & negotiate purchase agreements.
August 

Off-River algae experiment completed.

September
Council endorsement of River Recharge with groundwater solution.
September - 
October

River Recharge Preliminary design/Assessment Environmental Effects (AEE)

November 

Resource Consents applications lodged.

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2011

January
Ecological investigation of Waikanae River.
February -
March
Start investigation drilling for new wells
October -
November
On-River environmental investigation completed.

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2010

January /
February

Second round of public meetings to further identify, discuss and refine community values.
Waitangi Day celebrations – continue seeking community feedback on values.

11 February

Council briefed on selection criteria and design assumptions.

17 February

Meeting with invited stakeholders, representatives of the Technical Advisory Group and elected members to grade and reduce water supply options.

23 February

Council Annual Plan Workshop – Water Conservation Plan outline presented.

4 March

Council Workshop on Water Conservation Plan.

11 March

Council to confirm water supply shortlist of 6 in-catchment options.

22 March

World Water Day – launch of school competitions on water.

27/28 March  

Sustainable Home and Garden Show in Paraparaumu includes information stand on short list solutions for Water Project.

29 March –
30 April

Water Conservation Plan part of Annual Plan consultation period.

March – June

Detailed technical analysis of shorted list solutions.
Public consultation continues to refine selection process with solution discussions.

May

Hearing for submitters on Annual Plan including Water Conservation.
Public Information Day.

June

Council adopts Annual Plan including Water Conservation Plan.
Council reduces shortlisted options to four.

July

Key stakeholder meetings reviewing technical information on the remaining options.

19 August
Council decides on preferred water supply solution with the top ranked option being selected.
September –
October

Confirm budget and programme following solution selection.
On going consultation with Iwi and key stakeholders.
Optimise well drilling strategy.

November 

Start Cultural Impact assessment of top ranked solutions.

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2009

June

Council adopts the 2009/19 Long Term Council Community Plan. The Plan outlines the district’s water supply and conservation goals, including a five year plan to build new supply capacity.

August / September 

Water Project Team discusses partnership approach with Iwi.
Water Project Team begins consultation with stakeholders.

October / November
 

Council appoints Technical Advisory Group of local residents, all volunteers and experts in their fields.
Council asks for expressions of interest from technical consultancies.

December

Technical consultants appointed.
Council adopts Water Supply Capacity Review and Options for Supplementary Supply report which outlines 41 options.
First round of public meetings to discuss community values on water.
Values will inform the criteria used to assess the various water supply options.
Development of Water Conservation Plan commences.

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