Update: Proposed Waitaha Hydro Scheme

December 2017

In July 2014, Westpower submitted an application for concessions from the Minister of Conservation to enable the proposed scheme to progress. In September 2016, DOC publicly notified its intention to grant a lease, licence and easement concession and a public hearing was held in early December 2016. A final decision on the application is yet to be made by DOC however it is believed to be imminent.

Your feedback

Westpower welcomes your feedback on the Scheme at any stage during the process. 

Please send your feedback to

Waitaha@electronet.co.nz or to


PO Box 375,