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Have you got questions about how the Essential Freshwater Package will affect you?Join us for a Q&A!
Monday 1 August | 9:45am
Please join us online from the comfort of your own home to ask all your questions about how the Essential Freshwater Package will impact you. Use this link to join us online(external link). Alternatively, you can join us in the Council chambers at the Council offices on 13 Tuku Road, Waitangi, if you’d rather join in person. Normal COVID-19 protocol applies.
Rachel Tutty, Adrian Meredith, and Philip Burge are experts from Environment Canterbury who will be presenting and available to answer your questions.
The New Zealand Government released its Essential Freshwater Package in 2020(external link). The purpose of this package is to protect our waterways, stop degradation and start improving them.
You can find more information about the details of each of these points on the Essential Freshwater page.
Rules around protecting wetlands, applying for resources consents and meeting requirements are already in place. Please ensure you’re doing these from now, (if you haven’t been already!)
The specific criteria around areas that need to follow the stock exclusion rules are currently under negotiation with the Government. We will inform you once this has been decided. When it is, affected areas will require:
Plans will need to include:
Plans will need to be:
More detailed information on the requirements can also be found on the Essential Freshwater page.