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Essential Freshwater and what it means for Aucklanders

The Government has introduced new tools - known as the Essential Freshwater package - to restore and protect the health of our waterways.

The new regulations for freshwater use and protection will have implications for all Aucklanders. 

The Government has put together some initial information about what this means for different groups, including: 

There are also several factsheets to support the implementation of the new regulations. 

These factsheets can be found on the Ministry for the Environment website.

Implementing new freshwater regulations

We are currently working to implement the new rules and regulations across the Auckland region.

For more information, see National Environmental Standards for Freshwater - permitted activities.



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