This Act gives Greater Wellington Regional Council the power to take water and carry out works necessary to supply water to local authorities in the Wellington region’s metropolitan areas. The Act also gives Greater Wellington Regional Council the power to set aside land for water collection and water collection purposes.
Under the Wellington Regional Water Board Act (WRWBA) 1972, the functions, powers, and duties transferred to the Wellington Regional Council are limited. The purpose of the Wellington Regional Council (Water Board Functions) Act 2005 is to allow the Council to establish and operate electrical installations and electrical works (such as wind turbines) to meet the needs for renewable energy on land previously owned by the Wellington Regional Water Board and now vested in Greater Wellington Regional Council, including water collection areas and forestry areas under the WRWBA.
This Act allows Greater Wellington Regional Council to contribute to the funding of the Westpac Stadium, a facility that benefits the public of the Wellington region, by raising a loan or stadium purposes rate. The Wellington Regional Stadium Trust is established under the Act and is responsible for the planning, development, construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of the Stadium as a multi-purpose sporting and cultural venue.