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A guide to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (as amended 2017)

Publication date:  December 2017
Publication reference number:  ME 1336

This guide provides information about the policy intent and requirements of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 as amended in 2017. Its purpose is to help local authorities, planning practitioners and water users understand the objectives and policies of the Freshwater NPS, and to help local authorities when considering how the NPS should be implemented. 

This is an updated version of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 published in 2015.

It is part of a package of guidance being developed to support the implementation of the Freshwater NPS.

For an overview of guidance see the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 guidance programme page on this website.