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Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council voted unanimously in 2017 to move on from the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme and focus its efforts on other priorities.

The ability for the scheme to proceed remains uncertain in light of the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow the Department of Conservation land swap necessary for the construction of the proposed Ruataniwha dam.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council completed the sale of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme intellectual property and assets to Water Holdings CHB Limited, from Central Hawke’s Bay, for $100,000.

Both the Council and HBRIC Ltd are now focussing their energies on new priorities. 

Here as some useful infographics about the scheme:

The Journey So Far

The Decision Tree

A Stronger Region

Balanced Benefits

Tukituki Plan Change and the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

Important Links

Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme Review Report May 2017

Appendices to Ruataniwha Water Storage Review Scheme Report May 2017

Review Report May 2017 - Executive Summary and Key Conclusions

Final Decision - Board of Inquiry

Irrigation NZ

OHL Hawkins conceptual animation of the construction of the Ruataniwha Storage Scheme Dam

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