OIA request: What has happened to the 16.4 million promised as part of 3 waters in July 2021
The request was partially successful.
Dear Ruapehu District Council,
Please accept this formal Official Information request for the following:
A list of all community engagements, meetings, and communications, if any, planned or completed by Council to inform the community of the $16 million of three water funds from central government, since this money was confirmed.
All written communications from Council regarding the $16m three waters government funding including (but not limited to) planned media/online advertising, public notices, and other information to inform the public of the $16m.
All written communication between Council Staff members and between staff members and Councillors regarding the $16m.
Any written communication regarding the ability to use the $16m if the Council opposes the Three waters reforms.
Any written communications on the mitigations Council has in place to fill in the funding hole if this money needs to be returned to Government?
The number of times have the 3 Waters funds been discussed by Council in confidence or in workshop without public oversight since July 2021?
Please provide the agreed reason for these Council meetings excluding the public and media.
All and any communications, emails and other correspondence discussing the use of the 16.4 million for debt servicing