Citycare was formed in 1999 through the acquisition of the Works Operations Unit of Christchurch City Council. Back then, we were a small $20m company operating solely in Christchurch, providing services to one client - Christchurch City Council.
In 2002, Citycare took its first tentative but deliberate steps outside the Canterbury area into the Auckland market through an acquisition.
Over time, the Citycare Group grew and matured into a leading national provider of three waters, construction, maintenance and management services across New Zealand.
Citycare Water is a standalone company within the group led by Chief Executive Tim Gibson. We operate from nine locations around the country and employ more than 600 people to keep the stormwater, wastewater and drinking water running smoothly in local communities.
We keep a keen eye on the future and constantly look to drive practical innovation where it adds value to the many services we deliver or enriches the environment of our clients.
Our operational model ensures that we are truly embedded in the communities we serve, working around the clock to build, maintain and manage the nation's three waters infrastructure assets.
Significant events – such as earthquakes, fires and flooding – test the mettle of any company and of the individuals who work for them. Citycare Water is enormously proud of our track record as a first responder to natural disasters. The 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes forced us to realise emergency response capability as part of our DNA, and since then, following other earthquakes in Christchurch, Kaikoura and Wellington, significant flooding events throughout the country and the Port Hills fires, Citycare’s ‘first responder’ instincts and professionalism have combined to see us widely recognised as the ‘go-to’ people in times of crisis.
Citycare Water was one of the founder participants in the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) Alliance (the alliance responsible for rebuilding Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure, including earthquake-damaged fresh water, wastewater and stormwater networks and roads).