Clean water: 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040

Publication date: 
February 2017
Publication reference number: 
ME 1293

This document sets out the Government's further work in the ongoing programme of water reform. We are:

  • proposing a target of 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040
  • seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
  • inviting applications for the Freshwater Improvement Fund
  • seeking feedback on the detail of policy proposals for excluding stock from waterways.

Make a submission

You can give us your feedback by completing the online submission form available on our:

Clean Water 2017 consultation page.

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 28 April 2017.

Apply for funding from the Freshwater Improvement Fund

To find out more about the Freshwater Improvement Fund or apply for funding visit the:

Freshwater Improvement Fund section.