It is vital Aucklanders have their say on the Government’s Three Waters reforms before any final vote by the council, a councillor says. Stuff reveals Desley Simpson, the chairwoman of the Auckland Council’s finance and performance committee, is opposed to the reforms. ‘“We shouldn’t be voting on something as important as this without consulting Aucklanders,” she said. She said under the model promoted by the Government, Auckland would provide 92% of the assets for the new entity and 90% of the population, but would only get 40% of the governance of the new provider.

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