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Report and recommendations on the proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and public submissions

Publication date:  July 2014
Publication reference number:  ME 1157

This report provides recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on proposed changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011. Each section of the report provides:

  • an explanation of the proposals from 'Amendments to the National Policy Statement to Freshwater Management 2011' (the discussion document)
  • a summary and analysis of submissions
  • recommendations to the Minister for the Environment.

This report was prepared for the Minister following public consultation on the amendments proposed in the discussion document in November 2013.

The Minister’s decisions on these recommendations are given in a separate report:

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014: Summary of recommendations and Minister for the Environment’s decision