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Timeline and milestones

Important dates and milestones for Taumata Arowai.

4 October 2023

Our role in relation to wastewater and stormwater begins as the remaining provisions of the Water Services Act 2021 commence.

17 January 2022

The first set of documents released for public consultation - to help inform our regulatory approach under the Water Services Act 2021

15 November 2021

Taumata Arowai became the water services regulator for Aotearoa.

4 October 2021

The Water Services Bill is granted Royal Assent to become law as the Water Services Act 2021.  

28 September 2021

The Water Services Bill progressed through its third reading.

21 September 2021

The Water Services Bill progressed through its second reading.

11 August 2021

The Select Committee reported back on the Water Services Bill.

2 March 2021

Submissions on the Water Services Bill to the Select Committee closed.

1 March 2021

Taumata Arowai became a Crown entity through the Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Act Commencement Order 2021

8 December 2021

The Water Services Bill has its first reading.

28 July 2020

The Water Services Bill was introduced into the House. 

December 2019 to March 2021

Timeline of the Taumata Arowai–the Water Services Regulator Act 2020 (the Act):

1 March 2021 – the Act took effect through an Order in Council and Taumata Arowai became a Crown entity. The Act sets out our objectives and functions, and allows for our board and Māori Advisory Group to be established.

July 2020 – the Act was passed.

June 2020 – the Select Committee reported back to the House.

December 2019 to June 2020 – the Select Committee considered the Bill.

December 2019 – the Bill was introduced to the House.