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Managing our wetlands A discussion document on proposed changes to the wetlands regulations

This discussion document responds to feedback received from various stakeholders and partners on the implementation of the wetland regulations across the country. It sets out proposals to:

- amend the definition of ‘natural wetland’ to make it clearer and ensure that only the areas intended are captured by the regulations

- better enable restoration activities to be undertaken and enable maintenance and biosecurity activities to be undertaken in, and around natural wetlands

- provide consenting pathways for the activities of quarrying, managed fill, land fill, clean fill, mining (minerals) and urban development operations.

This consultation runs from 1 September to 27 October 2021.

Have your say at:
https://consult.environment.govt.nz/

This discussion document responds to feedback received from various stakeholders and partners on the implementation of the wetland regulations across the country. It sets out proposals to:

- amend the definition of ‘natural wetland’ to make it clearer and ensure that only the areas intended are captured by the regulations

- better enable restoration activities to be undertaken and enable maintenance and biosecurity activities to be undertaken in, and around natural wetlands

- provide consenting pathways for the activities of quarrying, managed fill, land fill, clean fill, mining (minerals) and urban development operations.

This consultation runs from 1 September to 27 October 2021.

Have your say at:
https://consult.environment.govt.nz/

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