Water is precious

Our freshwater environments are special and important to each of us for different reasons.

Tasman District Council manages our land and freshwater environments on behalf of our community. Our work is guided by national direction, particularly the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) input from out iwi partners and what we hear from our communities on what we should be achieving.

Despite recent government signals on freshwater policy reform Tasman is continuing its freshwater policy review especially as freshwater is a key issue for Tasman, iwi and our communities. The RMA has an obligation to review plans every 10 years and the Tasman Resource Management Plan, including freshwater is up for review. The current work is a required input into the plan review process as well as implementing the NPS-FM and we will carry on. If this changes we will let you know.

Engagement for Mountains to Sea Round 3: 20 October – 30 November 2023 – Environmental Outcomes

Feedback has now closed but you can still read the draft Outcomes here. Early in the new year we will report back on the results from Round 3.

Use the form on the right to register for updates and future engagement opportunities as we work to achieve the best outcomes for our freshwater environments.

All feedback and submissions, including submitters' names, may be made available to Councillors and the public on our website, at Council offices and libraries. A summary of feedback and submissions may also be made publicly available and posted on the Council’s website. Learn more about it.

Mountains to Sea Environmental Outcomes Webinar 1