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Clean water: 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040


This document sets out the Government's further work in the ongoing programme of water reform. We are:

  • proposing a target of 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040
  • seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
  • inviting applications for the Freshwater Improvement Fund
  • seeking feedback on the detail of policy proposals for excluding stock from waterways.

Find out more, including viewing the document and how to make a submission here.