Regional Fresh Water Plan

IMPORTANT: New freshwater regulations September 2020

New Government freshwater regulations came into force on September 3, 2020. These include rules and obligations around activities on land that may affect water.

The regulations widen the range of activities requiring resource consents and tighten restrictions for many activities covered by existing rules.

The new requirements are far-reaching and should not be ignored. If your farm or business is undertaking or planning operational changes or developments involving any aspect of fresh water or waterways, you should check if they apply. Even if you haven’t needed a resource consent for such work in the past, it’s important you talk to Council staff.

As a first step, download our summary of the changes that are particularly relevant to Taranaki.

New freshwater regulations: What they mean for you [PDF, 644 KB]

The Regional Fresh Water Plan promotes sustainable management of the region's freshwater resources by applying rules and conditions to various activities. The Plan is currently under review.

Progressive Implementation Programme for the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

This document sets out the Taranaki Regional Council’s staged implementation programme of key projects for implementing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014. It supersedes the Council’s previous implementation programme publicly notified in 2015.

Progressive Implmentation Programme for the NPS-FW (1.8 MB pdf) (single document only)