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A guide to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014

Publication date:  August 2015
Publication reference number:  ME 1202

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

This is an updated version of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011: Implementation Guide, originally published in 2011.

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

For an overview of guidance on the NPS-FM, see the Guidance on implementing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 section of this website.