This is the proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater. It sets out potential regulations that are part of a package of proposed freshwater regulations set out in Action for healthy waterways: a discussion document on national direction for our essential freshwater.
Some proposals in this draft are contained within square brackets. This is to indicate that these proposals present more than one option for consideration in consultation.
We sought feedback as part of the consultation on Action for healthy waterways. The period for submissions closed on 31 October 2019.