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Notice of undertaking a permitted activity related to fish passage affected by structures
The National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F) regulate structures affecting the passage of fish within rivers or areas connected by water.
When you need to provide the NES-F notice
The placement, use, alteration, extension, or construction of a structure in, on, over or under the bed of any river or connected area may be a permitted activity if it complies with the NES-F.
A permitted activity notice is required for any of the following structures:
- flap gates (passive and non-passive)
- river or stream fords
- aprons and ramps.
Fish passage refers to the ability of fish to move unobstructed through waterways.
How to provide the NES-F notice
Notice needs to be provided by the person(s) or company carrying out the work within 20 working days after the activity has been completed.
Email the completed notice and any supporting documents to
If you need resource consent due to the sensitivity of the local environment, matters of discretion may require an assessment of the effects on mana whenua. We recommend you engage with iwi as soon as possible to determine whether you will need to do a cultural value assessment.
What happens next
We will email you a confirmation we have received your notification form within
10 working days.
We will also contact you about an initial site meeting or if we need more information from you.
To learn more about the connected areas of a river, see
NES-F - Application to the coastal marine area.
The Ministry for the Environment has prepared some policy and regulation fact sheets to help explain the new NES Freshwater legislation.
See the pre-recorded Ministry for the Environment webinar
Raising the bar on ecosystem health - wetlands, rivers and fish.
National Environmental Standards for Freshwater legislation.
guidance notes on how the Essential Freshwater Package affects the resource consent process.
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