The most significant revision to our 2013 application was a reduction in the volume of water we wished to take from the river. In consultation with Waikato-Tainui we reduced our application from 200 million litres per day to 150 million litres per day. This reduction along with others enabled all applications lodged before ours to be met under the primary river allocation (see bar graph).
The proposal acknowledged Waikato-Tainui’s special relationship with the river as outlined in the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010. It also recognised and respected their cultural and spiritual connection with the river.