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Summary of the Board of Inquiry's recommendations and the Minister for the Environment's decision on the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011

Publication date:  May 2011
Publication reference number:  ME 1052

A board of inquiry was established in September 2008 to hear public submissions and report back to the Minister for the Environment with recommendations on the proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. This summary outlines the differences between the board’s recommendations and the Minister’s final decision and the reasons for the changes that were made, as required by section 52 (3) (c) of the Resource Management Act 1991.