In August 2020, the Government released its Essential Freshwater package, which introduced new rules and regulations designed to:
- Stop further degradation of New Zealand’s freshwater resources and improve water quality within five years.
- Reverse past damage and bring New Zealand’s freshwater resources, waterways, and ecosystems to a healthy state within a generation.
The information in these pages provide details about freshwater in Marlborough, Council’s role in the new rules and regulations, the process to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management by December 2024, and ways for you to have your say.
About Freshwater Management
Learn more about the Government’s Essential Freshwater package, including the requirements and process for Council.
Freshwater Management Units
Six Freshwater Management Units (FMUs) have been proposed for Marlborough. Find out more here, including boundaries and current information about these FMUs.