The Stormwater Group was established in 1996 to encourage and promote practical solutions to stormwater and road run-off management, by coordinating stormwater knowledge and making it available to practitioners.  Its membership comprised local authorities, regional council representatives and the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The Stormwater Group last met on 9 November 2012 and has not reconvened. Members at that time were:

  • Jon Schwass, Napier City Council
  • Craig Redmond, New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Balt Gregorius, New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Nicci Wood, Wellington City Council
  • Hayley Vujcich, Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Laura Keown, Ministry of Transport
  • Wayne Newman, Administrator and convenor

In 2002 the Group brought together roading and stormwater managers and researchers to establish what the stormwater issues were.  The evidence presented at this conference determined the work programme of the Group over the following half-decade. Following a survey and stocktake in 2006, a series of workshops was conducted throughout New Zealand in 2007 and  2008, and a special session on road run-off issues was chaired by the Group at the Stormwater 2009 conference.

The Group records its appreciation of the roles played by the late Alan Watton as its convenor from its inception to 2006 and by Graeme Tong of Palmerston North City Council as convenor from early 2007 to 2010, and to Fiona Knight as secretary from its inception to late 2008.  It also records with thanks the contributions of Peter Bielby (Hamilton City Council), Gary Main (WBOP District Council), Peter Marks (Central Otago District Council), David Darwin (Wellington City Council), Ian McGowan (Wanganui District Council), Carolyn McCallig (NZTA), Peter Hambleton (NZTA), Peter Bailey (Porirua City Council), Joanna Towler (NZTA), Debbie Firestone (NZTA), Graeme Tong (Palmerston North City Council), Richard Green (NZTA), Carl Reller (NZTA), John Oldfield (Porirua City Council), Russell Hawkes (Southland District Council), Wendy Gaisford (MoT), Bruce Geden (GWRC), Hamish McGillivray (MfE), Ted Taylor (GWRC), Hayden Easton (ARC), Matthew Davis (ARC), Ross Nicholson (Horowhenua District Council), Melanie Hutton (MoT) and Amanda Moran (MfE).

Download 2007-Minutes of meeting on 1 November 2007 (doc, 84 KB)
Download 2008-Minutes of meeting on 17July 2008 (pdf, 74 KB)
Download 2008-Minutes of meeting on 3 April 2008 (pdf, 73 KB)
Download 2008-Minutes of meeting on 9 October 2008 (pdf, 76 KB)
Download 2009-Minutes of meeting on 12 February 2009 (pdf, 80 KB)
Download 2009-Minutes of meeting on 28 May 2009 (pdf, 75 KB)
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Download 2010-Minutes of meeting on 25 March 2010 (pdf, 73 KB)
Download 2010-Minutes of the meeting on 28 June 2010 (pdf, 71 KB)
Download 2011-Minutes of meeting on 3 March 2011 (pdf, 107 KB)
Download 2011-Minutes of meeting on 25 August 2011 (pdf, 73 KB)
Download 2011-Minutes of meeting on 8 December 2011 (pdf, 66 KB)
Download 2012-Minutes of meeting on 31 May 2012 (pdf, 76 KB)
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Download 2012-Minutes of meeting on 9 November (pdf, 74 KB)