Panelists, governance and terms of reference announced for wastewater treatment plant contract review
Wellington Water, in collaboration with its client councils, has finalised the Independent Panel, Steering Group and Terms of Reference for the review of the wastewater treatment plant operating model with Veolia.
The independent panel will be led by independent reviewers Roly Frost and Raveen Jaduram alongside Wellington Water’s Chief Advisor - Service Delivery, Euan Stitt.
A Steering Group, made up of Porirua City Council’s Deputy CEO/GM Infrastructure Andrew Dalziel, Ngati Toa’s Helmut Modlik, Veolia’s Alex Lagny and Wellington Water’s Chief Executive Colin Crampton, has also been established to provide input to the review process.
The review aims to identify actions and improvements to the wastewater treatment plant operating model that will ensure all the plants are operated in a professional, proactive, modern, fully compliant, and environmentally responsible way, and meet the expectations of Wellington Water, our communities, our client councils and Mana Whenua.
Wellington Water’s Chief Advisor - Service Delivery, Euan Stitt, says that the panel has ‘hit the ground running’ to get the review completed by the end of December 2021.
“We’ve already completed the information gathering stage and the initial round of interviews, with the draft report to be presented to the Wellington Water Board in late December.” Says Euan.
“The review will include an objective analysis of the current situation, performance and contract, delivery improvement recommendations, and an implementation plan. Once endorsed, we’ll move to implement the recommendations as soon as we can.”