Te Tauākī Kaupapahere ā-Motu mō te Tiaki Waimāori (NPSFM)
National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM)
The NPSFM is a Government policy that gives local authorities direction on how to manage freshwater.
Working with mana whenua and communities
The concept of Te Mana o te Wai - the integrated and holistic well-being of water - is fundamental to the new freshwater policy.
Establishing the NPSFM in Auckland will include:
- involving mana whenua
- working with mana whenua and communities to set out long-term visions in the regional policy statement
- prioritising the health and wellbeing of water bodies first, then the essential needs of people, followed by other uses.
Requirements for freshwater management
Examples of the new Government guidelines include how to:
- manage freshwater in a way that gives effect to Te Mana o te Wai
- improve degraded water bodies and maintain or improve all others using guidelines defined in the NPSFM policy
- avoid any further loss or degradation of wetlands and streams
- map existing wetlands and encourage their restoration
- identify and work towards target outcomes for fish stocks and diversity
- remove in-stream barriers to fish movement
- monitor and report annually on freshwater health and quality.
|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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|Report a water quality issue||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/report-water-quality-issue.aspx||Report a water quality issue||Contact us for water quality issues or oil spills. We advise when the water is unsafe due to flooding, erosion, pollution and unhealthy practices. ||aspx||Water quality|
|Essential Freshwater and what it means for Aucklanders||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/freshwater-management-tools/Pages/essential-freshwater-and-aucklanders.aspx||Essential Freshwater and what it means for Aucklanders||Learn more about Essential Freshwater - the recent Government policy aimed at restoring and protecting the health of our waterways - and what it means for Auckland.||aspx||Environment consultation|
|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|