Preconference Symposium: Enabling local water to be done well

Tuesday, 24 September 2024, Claudelands, Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Preconference Symposium Prices

Registration type Excl GST NZD$ GST value Incl GST NZD$
Preconference Symposium Member Registration $224.52 $11.23 $235.75
Preconference Symposium Non-Member Registration $321.43 $16.07 $337.50


Time Topic Speaker
9.00am Mihi Whakatau Waikato Tainui
(5 mins)
Welcome Gillian Blythe, Water NZ Chief Executive
(30 mins)
Scene setting

– Local Government Water Services (Preliminary Arrangements) Bill

– Task for Metro and Rural Councils

Nick Davis, Martin Jenkins
(30 mins)
Governance and structure: potential service delivery vehicles

– Status quo by Council (including department/business unit)

– Council Controlled Organisation

– Joint Water Services Council Controlled Organisations

– Shared services model

– Other

Paddy McNamara, and Mike Wakefield, Simpson Grierson
10.10am (45 mins) Regulatory quality standards – what does the regulator expect?

– Taumata Arowai


– Commerce Commission


– Regional Councils



Allan Prangnell, Taumata Arowai

Andy Burgess, Commerce Commission

Representative from a regional council

10.55am (25 mins) Morning Tea
11.20am (30 mins) Decision making framework for an “aggregated” service delivery model

– Key factors in decision making – financial sustainability; management and operational capability; funding; economies of scale/scope; accountability to customers; responsiveness to change/innovation;

– Worked examples of how a corporate finance structure can address key factors

Andreas Heuser, Castalia
11.50am (30 mins) Funding and financing Mafic Partners
12.20pm (30 mins) How do we ensure no one gets left behind? To be confirmed
12.50pm (60 mins) Lunch
(60 mins)
Sharing evolution and experiences of Australian Water Business Delivery Models


Panel Discussion


Ryan Signor, Aurecon (facilitator)


Peter Dennis, Beca Hunter Water and President, Australian Water Association


Anna Jackson, Unity Water


(30 mins)
Leveraging existing IP to enable local water to be done well Lorraine Kendrick, Water NZ President
(15 mins)
What is your role in enabling local water to be done well? Discussion Gillian Blythe, Water NZ
(5 mins)
Wrap up and closing karakia Gillian Blythe, Water NZ
3.40pm Close  
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