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WAF Management to Receive Leadership Training by Former NZ Army Chief

The Water Authority of Fiji is delighted to welcome the Former Chief of the New Zealand Army, Major General Peter Kelly (Retired), who will be working with the WAF management team on leadership over the coming days. Earlier yesterday (26/09), Major General Kelly (Rtd) had met with the Minister for Infrastructure, Hon. Jone Usamate and WAF Executives at the WAF National Office in Wainivula.

“It is wonderful to see that WAF management is being mentored by the former NZ Army Chief, who is also currently the CEO of the Upper Hut City Council in New Zealand. Building leadership capacity is an area of focus for WAF, and I am really pleased to see a man of Peter’s caliber helping us on this journey,” said Minister Usamate.”

This is part of the Pacific Vuvale that we have fostered over the years.”

“I wish the participants all the best and hope that they gain the leadership skills, as well as capacity building, that will help take things to the next level.”

A total of 60 staff made up of Managers and Team Leaders are presently undertaking Leadership training facilitated by Major General Kelly (Rtd) at the FRCS training facility. The program is supported by Local Government New Zealand and the Government of NZ.


What is the process and fee for a new water connection?

How much is the Lodgment fee?

  • House under construction / Vacant land / Commercial or Industrial
    • $101.00.
  • Completely built house. – [Please provide a letter from the lands department and/ or completion certificate ]
    • $21.95. [Please provide a letter from the lands department. completion certificate or Stamped Statutory declaration on the completion of the house]

Processing Time

  • Inspection to Approval – 15 Working days from the inspection date.
  • Installation – 30 Working days from payment of New Connection cost, on a first-come, first-serve basis. [Stakeholder processing may cause delays]. *Note: Approval of installation is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

How much does the new connection cost?

  • Type A – $285 [“T” from existing connection] Type B $345 [direct connection from WAF main line]
  • New connection costs for Commercial and Industrial customers will be estimated according to requirements and a cost will be provided.
  • Road Crossing/ Service Enlargement is payable if required for additional meters requested. This will be communicated when the approval of internal and external stakeholders are obtained. WAF on behalf of FRA will refund any unused monies to the customer where applicable.