06 April 2017

Clean Water – Submission for member review

New Zealand River Public policy

The Government has proposed changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. The proposed changes aim to make 90 per cent of New Zealand's large lakes and rivers "swimmable" by 2040. The proposed changes also seek to add macroinvertebrate monitoring for ecological health, strengthen references to “Te Mana o te Wai” and provide clarification in relation to the consideration of economic opportunities, inclusion of coastal lakes and lagoons and exceptions.

IPENZ has prepared a draft submission which is ready for member review. Please send any comments to Policy Advisor Tracey Ayre by 18 April.

View the submission draft here.