Open consultations

This section provides links to Ministry of Environment consultations that are currently under way.

This section has been developed to provide a straight-forward way of making submissions and encouraging discussion. Please select the consultation you are interested in from the list below and follow the instructions that are provided.

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Clean Water 2017

About the consultation

The Government is consulting on proposals to improve the management of our lakes, rivers and other waterbodies. The proposals are part of the Clean Water package 2017.

The proposals are:

  • amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014
  • keeping stock out of waterways.

Consultation document

Read the consultation document on the proposals.

Make a submission

You can give us your feedback by completing the online submission form.

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 28 April 2017.

What happens next

The Government will consider all submissions and we will publish on this website a report with a summary of submissions and the Minister for the Environment's decision.

Fresh water 23 February 2017 3.00 pm Friday 28 April 2017
Proposed legislation for urban development authorities

The Government is proposing legislation to enable major urban development projects to be built more quickly.

14 February 2017 5.00 pm Friday 19 May 2017
Proposal to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand

The Government is seeking views on its proposed ban on the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand.

Waste 16 January 2017 5.00 pm Tuesday 28 February 2017