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Freshwater management policy and standards

In 2020 the Government introduced the Essential Freshwater Package. The new rules aim to restore and protect the health of our waterways.

Some regulations are in force now and others will be phased in over several years to give regional councils enough time to implement them.

See Ministry for the Environment for more information about the changes and how it may affect you.

We have also developed Auckland's Water Strategy. This strategy will help us coordinate and resource the Essential Freshwater Package in the Auckland region.

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