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Clean Water draft submission consultation document released

Media Release: EDS draft submission on Clean Water consultation document released

EDS has released its draft submission on the clean water consultation document for public comment & feedback before finalising it.

“We are taking the opportunity to seek feedback from others on our submission because in many respects this is a vital last chance to get freshwater reform on the right track,” said Gary Taylor, EDS Chief Executive.

“The consultation process needs to produce the outcomes that New Zealanders are seeking. This is not a time for half-measures and we are setting out very explicitly the fixes that are needed.

“We’re releasing our draft submission not just to get feedback before finalising it but also because it might be useful as a guide to people engaging in this process.”

“The key issues EDS has raised are to do with ecological health: macroinvertebrates, nitrogen, phosphorous, swimming and primary contact recreation, and the time frames for action.

“EDS is also endorsing the comprehensive submission from the Land and Water Forum. It is unacceptable that the Forum’s recommendations have only partly been implemented to date. Many stakeholders have spent literally years working up the Forum’s reform proposals and it’s time for the Government to adopt them and get our freshwater systems on the road to recovery,” Mr Taylor concluded.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm 28 April 2017.

The draft submission is available here.

To comment on the draft submission, you can email is at the EDS Office.

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