Wednesday, 15 January 2020 13:01

Wairarapa gets $7.11m PGF water boost

Written by  Staff Reporters
Fletcher Tabuteau. Fletcher Tabuteau.

The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund is putting $7.11 million into creating a sustainable water supply for Wairarapa.

Parliamentary under-secretary for regional economic development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today that two projects will receive Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) funding are:

• A $7 million investment in Wairarapa Water Limited for the pre-construction development of water storage (and associated distribution) infrastructure at the Wakamoekau site in the Wairarapa.

• $110,000 to the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Ltd led by the Wairarapa Water Resilience Committee to develop and produce a Wairarapa Water Resilience Strategy.

Tabuteau says the current Wairarapa water supply is becoming increasingly under threat from climate change and a growing population and economy in the region. 

He says the two projects will help to attract new industries to the region, create more jobs, and future-proof the local economy.

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