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Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011: A discussion document

Publication date:  November 2013
Publication reference number:  ME 1130

This document presents Government proposals to amend the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

These amendments build on the recommendations of the stakeholder-led Land and Water Forum and are intended to ensure regional councils account for all water takes and sources of contaminants to inform decisions on the setting of freshwater objectives and limits.

The proposed amendments also introduce a National Objectives Framework (NOF) to support and guide the setting of freshwater objectives in regional plans.