This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Wastewater Joint Venture - Wellington City Council'.

Ref: 21-114 
Moana Wyatt 
[email address] 
3 September 2021 
Brian Warburton 
Via email: [FYI request #16353 email] 
Dear Brian 
Official information request related to the central city wastewater retention tank. 
I refer to your official information request dated 9 August 2021 related to the wastewater joint venture 
with Wellington City Council and cost associated with the central city wastewater retention tank. 
Part of the information you have requested is enclosed. The questions you specified have been included 
as numbered headings in bold below, with our response following each heading. 
At the 'Extraordinary' meeting of the Council on 5 August 2021 the Council was presented with a 
report by staff that referred to a "wastewater joint venture with Wellington City Council". I request 
the following information: 

1.  a copy of the 'joint venture' with WCC 
Please see attachment. 
2.  all the information required for a member of the public or rate payers to know: 
- what the budgeted cost of the city centre wastewater retention tank project is; 
The Council has budgeted $43.8 million in the 2021-2051 Long-term Plan for the city centre 
wastewater retention tank. 
- whether WCC will be meeting part of the cost of the project; 
- if WCC will be meeting part of the cost of that project what that proportion will be; and, 
- if WCC will be meeting part of the cost of that project how will the cost be apportioned 
between WCC and PCC, or will it be a 'joint venture' with Wellington Water Limited dealing 
with the financial and contractual side of things.
The Council is in negotiation with Wellington City Council on this matter. The information has 
been refused under Section 17(e) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 
on the grounds that the document does not exist. 
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information 
about how to make a complaint is available at or freephone 0800 802 
602. If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact Moana Wyatt on 04 237 
Ngā mihi 
Wendy Walker 
Chief Executive 
Kaiwhakahaere Matua