Moe-i-te-ra/Bell road reservoir

Wellington Water, a Council Controlled Organisation, manages our water, wastewater and stormwater (three waters) services and delivers big improvement projects on our three waters network. There are some significant capital projects scheduled and we have reviewed our programme to make sure the funding levels and timing are appropriate.

The current Bell Road reservoir was built more than a century ago. Work to replace it with a larger, seismically resilient reservoir, was scheduled in Our 10-Year Plan to begin in 2019/20 at an estimated cost of $21.6 million. Following further investigations, the revised estimate for this project is $30.58 million. We have asked Wellington Water to confirm it still represents a good investment. It is proposed this project be re-timed to begin in 2021/22. This allows for funds to be prioritised toward the Omāroro reservoir first and for any increase in costs to be considered as part of the next 10-Year Plan.

Wellington Water, a Council Controlled Organisation, manages our water, wastewater and stormwater (three waters) services and delivers big improvement projects on our three waters network. There are some significant capital projects scheduled and we have reviewed our programme to make sure the funding levels and timing are appropriate.

The current Bell Road reservoir was built more than a century ago. Work to replace it with a larger, seismically resilient reservoir, was scheduled in Our 10-Year Plan to begin in 2019/20 at an estimated cost of $21.6 million. Following further investigations, the revised estimate for this project is $30.58 million. We have asked Wellington Water to confirm it still represents a good investment. It is proposed this project be re-timed to begin in 2021/22. This allows for funds to be prioritised toward the Omāroro reservoir first and for any increase in costs to be considered as part of the next 10-Year Plan.