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Government confirms $50m Hawke’s Bay water infrastructure investment

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The Government has today confirmed Hawke’s Bay councils will receive $50 million as part of a $761 million nationwide water infrastructure stimulus and reform funding package.

The “three waters” package (covering drinking water, storm water and waste water projects) was first announced by Prime Minister Hon Jacinda Ardern during a visit to Hawke’s Bay last month.

“Investing in water infrastructure is about investing in the health of New Zealanders. Infrastructure investment is a key component in the Government’s five-point economic plan to recover from Covid,” Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta said today.

“Four years ago more than 5000 people got sick and up to four died in the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak and we don’t want to see that happen again.”

 

First published by Hawke’s Bay App – read the full article here.