Darfield and Kirwee Wastewater – initial community feedback

Consultation has concluded

The Council is looking at the potential development of a reticulated wastewater system for Darfield and Kirwee.

We want the community's feedback on whether it should happen or not. If the project goes ahead, it will replace privately-managed, on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems. The construction of this is not expected to begin until 2028–2033.

Public feedback begins on Monday 10 June and closes on Friday 12 July 2019.

When could the wastewater system be built?

In the 30-year infrastructure strategy 2018–2048, we signalled our commitment to consult the community on the possible establishment of a reticulated wastewater system

The Council is looking at the potential development of a reticulated wastewater system for Darfield and Kirwee.

We want the community's feedback on whether it should happen or not. If the project goes ahead, it will replace privately-managed, on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems. The construction of this is not expected to begin until 2028–2033.

Public feedback begins on Monday 10 June and closes on Friday 12 July 2019.

When could the wastewater system be built?

In the 30-year infrastructure strategy 2018–2048, we signalled our commitment to consult the community on the possible establishment of a reticulated wastewater system in Darfield and Kirwee. Whether this proposal goes ahead or not will depend on the need for it. We will base this need on the community’s feedback and then form a business case.

We would like your feedback on:

  • any health concerns that you may have with your onsite treatment systems

  • any performance and maintenance issues

  • future consenting and legislation restrictions which may affect you

  • any perceived intensification, commercial growth and business restrictions

  • the stigma of large non-reticulated community

  • the affordability of any potential wastewater upgrades

  • any other positive or negative feedback.

What background information is available and what has previously been considered?

We have completed some early investigations into the issues faced with wastewater collection, treatment and disposal for Darfield and Kirwee along with potential servicing options. This information can also be found at the top right corner of this page under 'feedback form and more information'.

How can you give feedback?

You can complete the feedback form at the bottom of this page, or complete a hardcopy form which can be found in the top right corner of this page under 'feedback form and more information'. Use the enclosed envelope to send back the hardcopy feedback form, or drop it into the Darfield Library and Service Centre.

Upcoming information events

  • Business owner presentation and information event: Thursday 27 June 2019, 1pm at Darfield Library and Service Centre (limited spaces, RSVP to water.manager@selwyn.govt.nz).

  • Public presentation and information event: Thursday 27 June 2019, 6pm at the Darfield Library Service Centre (limited spaces, RSVP to water.manager@selwyn.govt.nz)

  • Public drop in session: Saturday 29 June 2019, from 10am–1pm at the Darfield Library and Service Centre.


Potential Darfield and Kirwee Wastewater Treatment System feedback

Consultation has concluded