Action for Healthy Waterways

On the 5th September 2019, Government released proposed new requirements around freshwater management that would;


  • strengthen Te Mana o Te Wai as the framework for freshwater management
  • better provide for ecosystem health (water, fish and plant life)
  • better protect wetlands and estuaries
  • better manage stormwater and wastewater, and protect sources of drinking water
  • control high-risk farming activities and limit agricultural intensification
  • improve farming management practices


An overview of these proposals can be found in a discussion document entitled Action for Health Waterways.


Government is seeking feedback on these proposals.  Submission close on Thursday 31st October.


For further information click here.

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