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Breakfast with Three Waters National Transition Unit Director Heather Shotter

Media Design School in Auckland & online - May 24, 2023 at 7:30am - 9am


Join Executive Director of the Three Waters National Transition Unit, Heather Shotter as she discusses aging infrastructure, population growth, climate change, and natural disasters and how as professional consultants, we can be at the forefront of the Three Waters programme.

It’s estimated that between $120 and $185billion is required to maintain and improve our water infrastructure over the next 30 years. The level of investment needed in water infrastructure is out of reach of individual councils alone. Under the proposed changes, the responsibility for water services will shift from the 67 individual councils to four new water services entities. Establishing the entities creates the scale and structural change to enable the significant investment required. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a uniquely New Zealand world-class water system, putting Te Mana o Te Wai (the health and well-being of water) at the centre of how three waters services are delivered. 

You'll be able to choose between attending this event in person in Auckland, or online. 

It's a great opportunity to ask Heather any questions that are front of mind and to catch up with our industry professionals.

About the presenter

Heather Shotter, Executive Director, Three Waters National Transition Unit, Department of Internal Affairs heads the National Transition Unit, responsible for executing the Government’s decisions on Three Waters reform through a consistent and coordinated nationwide approach to transition.

Heather has held previous roles as the Palmerston North City Council Chief Executive and Executive Director of the Committee for Auckland, which promotes positive social and economic development. Prior to joining the Committee for Auckland, Heather had an extensive career in senior roles in the private sector including 12 years with SKyCity Entertainment Group. Heather has worked closely in the Three Waters Reform programme as a member of the Joint Central/Local Government Three Waters Steering Group established mid-2020 and the Local Government Infrastructure Reference Group.


  • 7.30am - tea, coffee, continental breakfast and networking 
  • 8.15am – welcome and the program starts 
  • 9am - program ends, networking continues 
  • 9.30am – event ends

Purchase tickets

We're offering two types of tickets - in-person or online. The costs are:

  • $95 for ACE members 
  • $85 for 35 and under ACE members 
  • $105 for non-members  
  • $35 for an online ticket 

All prices are in NZD and exclude GST. In-person tickets include continental breakfast. 

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