In April 2022, the Government announced that councils could apply for Tranche 1 of the Three Waters ‘Better Off’ Funding from July 2022, with applications closing 30 September 2022. Tranche 2 applications will open in July 2024.
As part of Tranche 1, Masterton District Council has been allocated $3.88 million.
Over May and June 2022, the council identified and shortlisted projects that would meet the funding criteria.
We are now seeking community feedback on our options for Tranche 1 funding.
Our Project Short-List
Our project short-list includes eleven projects:
- Targeted Wastewater Renewals – $2 million over 2 years
- Trust House Recreation Centre & War Memorial Stadium Assessment and Splash Pad Feasibility – $120K
- Mobile EV Library – $350K
- Animal Shelter Enhancements – $500K
- Planting for Biodiversity and Fish Passages (primarily at the Mākoura Stream, Homebush area) – $200K
- Mana Whenua Partnership Project – $575K
- Seed funding for an On Demand Bus Service – $100K
- Urban Safe Transport Trails (incorporating Historic Walking Paths) Business Case and Detailed Plans – $50K
- Air Quality Actions Scope and Business Case – $100K
- Pūkaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre – $200K
- Climate Change Activator for 3 years – $250K
The estimated total cost of these projects is $4,445,000. That’s more than the $3,880,000 available to Council in Tranche 1, so we want to know, if we go ahead with applying for the funding which of these projects we should prioritise.
Community feedback will assist Council in deciding which projects are included in our final funding proposal if Council decide to apply for Tranche 1 funding.
For more information on our 3 Waters ‘Better Off” funding short-list and how we got there, read our Information Document.
Have Your Say
Consultation on whether we should apply for the 3 Waters ‘Better Off’ Funding, and which projects we should prioritise is open now, and closes at midnight on 14 August.