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Fact sheets: Changes to Freshwater NPS - 2017

Publication date:  August 2017
Publication reference number:  INFO 805a - 805h

In August 2017 the Government announced a set of changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (Freshwater NPS). This series of fact sheets provides information on the changes.

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Description

Swimming [173 KB]

Information on the changes to support the national target of making 90 percent of New Zealand’s rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040.

Monitoring requirements [218 KB]

Information about changes to monitoring requirements.

Managing nitrogen and phosphorus [170 KB]

Information about changes to how nitrogen and phosphorus are managed.

Te Mana o te Wai [171 KB]

Information about changes to Te Mana o te Wai.

Maintain or improve [136 KB]

Information about changes to the requirement to maintain or improve overall water quality.

Exceptions for significant infrastructure [134 KB]

Information about changes to how national bottom lines for water quality apply in relation to significant infrastructure.

Coastal lakes and lagoons [130 KB]

Information about changes to the management of coastal lakes and lagoons.

Economic well-being [288 KB] Information about changes that ensure economic well-being is considered at every stage of decision making on freshwater management.