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Ministers welcome final fresh water report


Hon David Carter
Minister for Primary Industries
Hon Amy Adams
Minister for the Environment

15 November 2012 Media Statement

Ministers welcome final fresh water report

Primary Industries Minister David Carter and Environment Minister Amy Adams welcomed the release today of the third and final report of the Land and Water Forum (LAWF).

“This report presented to the Government marks the culmination of three years’ hard work by LAWF and we thank the members for tackling the tough issues of New Zealand’s fresh water management,” say Mr Carter and Ms Adams.

“LAWF’s work provides a solid foundation from which to progress the Government’s strategic direction for water management, with the support of a broad range of stakeholders,” says Mr Carter.

The Forum’s key recommendations identify how water can be better allocated for high-value use, focus on what councils and communities need to actively manage water quality and call for clearer accountabilities for resource managers and users.

The Ministers say they applaud the wide buy-in on fresh water management from such diverse interests, despite a split on some of the recommendations.

“New Zealanders are concerned about a decline in water quality seen in many areas. This creates risks to our biodiversity, our economy, iwi interests and recreation,” says Ms Adams.

“LAWF identifies the need for better collaboration, and consideration of the full range of values we hold and what it means to deliver on those values when making decisions around fresh water.”

Mr Carter and Ms Adams say they will carefully consider the report’s recommendations.

“This work will feed into further progress in the fresh water reform programme, from which we’ve already seen the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, the Fresh Start for Freshwater Clean-Up Fund and the Irrigation Acceleration Fund,” the Ministers say.

Click www.landandwater.org.nz for Land and Water Forum report



ENDS

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