Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps

Date: February 2017

This paper proposes consultation on the detail of three fresh water topics and the promulgation of the Freshwater Improvement Fund. These topics are in the Clean Water package, released in February 2017 (see consultation document Clean water: 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040 ).

This cabinet paper has 8 appendices as follows:

Appendix 1 – Regional swimming maps (see annex 2 of consultation document: Clean water: 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040)

Appendix 2 – Consultation document (see Clean water: 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040)

Appendix 3 – Prototype illustration of funding sources, and how they relate to improving water quality (under development) (attached to cabinet paper)

Appendix 4 - Examples of investment ready projects (attached to cabinet paper)

Appendix 5 – Draft regulatory impact statement, stock exclusion

Appendix 6 – Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (see annex 1 of the consultation document: Clean water: 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040)

Appendix 7 – Draft regulatory impact statement, proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014

Appendix 8 – Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 section 32 evaluation