Judith Collins: Three Waters 'government over-reach' as Nanaia Mahuta forces policy on councils

The AM Show 27/10/2021

National Party leader Judith Collins has slammed the government's Three Waters policy as 'government over-reach' this morning, not long before Nanaia Mahuta confirms it will be forced onto local councils.

Before the announcement today Judith Collins and many others could already read the room on the government's intentions to implement it's 'Three Waters' plan even though the majority of local councils have opposed the idea.

"I will be introducing legislation to progress the establishment of the entities. The select committee process will provide an opportunity to get public feedback on the reforms," Mahuta said in an update on Wednesday. 

"The case for change is too compelling to ignore. It is clear that without the establishment of these publicly-owned entities we will continue to see a frail network and contaminated water in many communities. To delay will only push the problem on, increase future household costs and put livelihoods at risk."

Earlier this morning when asked about the impending announcement, Judith Collins told viewers that any changes made would be reversed by National when they are next elected.

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