Exposure draft of proposed changes to the NPS-FM and NES-F (including wetland regulations)

Closes 10 Jul 2022

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Read the Exposure draft of changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 [PDF, 984 KB]

Read the Exposure draft of changes to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 [PDF, 728 KB]  

Read the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Amendments Regulations (No 2) 2022 [PDF, 146 KB]

Read the Managing our wetlands: Policy rationale for exposure draft amendments 2022 

Read the Overview of technical corrections and clarifications in the NPS-FM exposure draft [PDF, 151 KB]

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Amendment 1: Definition of ‘natural wetland’
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Amendment 2: The tests of ‘national and/or regional benefit’ and ‘functional need’
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Amendment 3: New consent pathway for quarrying
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Amendment 4: New consent pathway for landfills and cleanfills
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Amendment 5: New consent pathway for mining (minerals)
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Amendment 6: New consent pathway for activities necessary for urban development
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Amendment 7: Include water storage in the definition of ‘specified infrastructure'
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Amendment 8: Include aquatic offset/compensation principles
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Amendment 9: Amend the ‘restoration’ provisions
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Amendment 10: Clarify the take, use, dam, diversion, and discharge of water
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Amendment 11: Allow an increase in the size of infrastructure for fish passage
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Amendment 12: Exempt flood control and drainage works from certain general conditions
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Amendment 13: Sphagnum moss harvesting and refuelling
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