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Submit your feedback

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has issued a discussion paper surrounding the government’s proposed three waters reform. MBIE are seeking feedback on the economic regulation and consumer protection frameworks including the following:

  • which suppliers economic regulation should apply to;
  • what form of economic regulation should apply;
  • what additional consumer protections are needed for the three waters sector; and
  •  who the economic and consumer protection regulators should be.

Submissions are welcomed from individuals, organisations, iwi and hapuu as well as councils by 5pm, 20 December 2021.

Before providing feedback on the issues raised, we recommend you read the Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand discussion paper.

To submit, please download the submission template below, complete it and send directly to MBIE through email or post:


Post: Competition and Consumer Policy
Building, Resources and Markets
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
PO Box 1473 
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Discussion paper and submission form: