New home for Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has moved to a new home in Hamilton.

After an evaluation of the business case, the Authority decided to purchase its own small stand-alone office building in Rostrevor Street.

Chief Executive Bob Penter says given that the Authority will be in existence for at least the next 27 years as it oversees the challenge of cleaning up the Waikato River, it is financially prudent for the Authority to own its building.

In the meantime, the Waikato River Authority is preparing for the closing of applications for its third funding round this Friday (23 August). Up to $7 million will be available for projects to clean-up the river in this latest round.

Details of the funding process are available on the Authority’s website.

The Authority is a co-governance body established between the Crown and Waikato River Iwi to restore the Waikato River. The Authority covers a catchment area of 11,000 square kilometres for New Zealand's longest river. Over the next 27 years the Authority will administer $250 million to support the achievement of its purpose.


For further information contact:
Philip Burton
WRA Communication Advisor
021 428748