About the Poyntzs Road Water Supply Scheme

The Poyntzs Road Water supply requires an upgrade to comply with the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand (DWSNZ). Following an options assessment, it has been identified that the best way to upgrade the scheme is to join it with the West Eyreton supply, which currently supplies water to the West Eyreton and Summnerhill communities.

The Council is considering the best way to fund this upgrade and would like to hear your views.

Three funding options have been identified. Information on the project background and full details about the funding options being considered are provided here, and have been posted to directly affected residents, to help those on the scheme make an informed submission.

Public Meeting - Cancelled

Due to the Government announcement on 20 March advising that gatherings of more than 100 people should be cancelled, we regret to advise that the public meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday 31 March at the West Eyreton Hall has been cancelled.

A video presentation is available to residents on the affected water schemes. This is the presentation that we would have given at the public meeting, and can be accessed from this page.  The powerpoint presentation shown in this video, can be downloaded here (pptx, 903.9 KB).

We will be writing to all residents to provide further information about the next steps early during the week of Monday 23 March. We thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.

What Next?

The West Eyreton - Summerhill - Poyntzs Road water supply advisory group, the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board,and the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board will consider the feedback received before making a recommendation to Council on how to proceed.

The Council will consider all feedback and submissions, before making a final decision on the way forward for the project.

Following consultation with residents, and once Council has made a decision, the project will move into the detailed design, tendering and construction phase. It is anticipated that all works will be completed by June 2021 (subject to the funding approach being agreed and adopted by Council in June 2020).

Make sure your submission reaches us by 5pm, Friday 10 April 2020.

Please tell us what you think by
5pm, Friday 10 April 2020.