Central Plains Water moves to Stage II Planning

Media Release 27th May 2015   Central Plains Water is proceeding with planning for an enlarged Stage 2 of the $375m project on the back of fresh funding from the Ministry of Primary Industries’ (MPI) Irrigation Accelerator Funding (IAF). The … Continue reading →


4th July Press Release

From CEO, Derek Crombie It’s heartening to see that after such an eventful and long journey that we have now established an on-site construction office at the Headrace.  The construction team moved into the new site office at the end … Continue reading →


Contractor Named for $140m Stage 1 of Central Plains Water Project

Initial construction preparation work on the Central Plains Irrigation scheme will commence next week following the appointment of Fulton Hogan/John Holland JV and Downer Group as the lead contractors for the $140 million Stage 1 programme. Fulton Hogan/John Holland JV … Continue reading →


CPW welcomes Solid Energy staff

A group of former Solid Energy NZ staff initially seconded for design work on the Central Plains Water (CPW) scheme, have joined CPW as permanent employees. The expertise of the group was engaged late last year to project manage the … Continue reading →


Workshops for CPW shareholders

Central Plains Water (CPWL) has organized three water user workshops this month to update around 380 shareholders and assist with their decision to take up surface water irrigation with CPWL. Doug Catherwood, chair CPWL, said a key requisite of obtaining … Continue reading →


CPW signs agreement for access to Lake Coleridge

Central Plains Water Ltd (CPWL) has signed a historic agreement with TrustPower to store water in Lake Coleridge for use by its shareholders when the Rakaia River flow is low. Doug Catherwood, chair of CPWL, in announcing the agreement said … Continue reading →