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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.
|Resource consents||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents||Resource consents||Find information on types of resource consents, how to apply, subdivisions, fees, earthworks, access ways, water permits, road naming, appeals, conditions, ongoing monitoring and more.||aspx||Building and consents|
|National Environmental Standards for Freshwater - permitted activities||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/permitted-activities/nes-fw-permitted-activities||National Environmental Standards for Freshwater - permitted activities||Certain activities near or in rivers, wetlands, lakes and streams may be permitted under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater, but they must comply with the relevant conditions. ||aspx||Environment consultation
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|Information requirements for National Environmental Standards permitted activities||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/permitted-activities/Pages/requirements-nes-permitted-activities.aspx||Information requirements for National Environmental Standards permitted activities||The information we require on NES permitted activities and the time frame for when you can start your proposal, depends on the type of activity you are undertaking.||aspx||Environment consultation
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|National Environmental Standards for Freshwater||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/freshwater-management-tools/Pages/national-environmental-standards-freshwater-.aspx||National Environmental Standards for Freshwater||Learn more about the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater, which regulate any activities that pose a risk to the health of water throughout the country.||aspx||Environment consultation|
|Resource management freshwater regulations 2020||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/freshwater-management-tools/Pages/resource-management-freshwater-regulations.aspx||Resource management freshwater regulations 2020||Find out how recent changes to the Resource Management Act are designed to protect and regulate freshwater in Auckland and New Zealand.||aspx||Environment consultation|
|National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/freshwater-management-tools/Pages/national-policy-statement-freshwater-management-.aspx||National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM)||Learn about the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management - a Government policy giving local authorities direction on how to manage freshwater resources.||aspx||Environment consultation|