Freshwater Management Consultation Timing

The Ministry for the Environment plans to consult on proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and a proposed National Environmental Standard for freshwater management later this year.

They also plan to consult on options for fairly sharing responsibility for reducing nutrient discharges to remain within the limit for a catchment (nutrient allocation).

Indicative timing: July/August 2019.

This is slightly later than was indicated in the Essential Freshwater document launched in October last year.

The extra time is to provide advisory groups with more time to consider and provide input on what is proposed.