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About the Freshwater Improvement Fund

In 2017, 2020 and 2021 the Freshwater Improvement Fund administered environmental funding for:

  • reduction of sediment eroding from the land
  • wetland construction and restoration
  • stream reinstatements
  • estuary protection and restoration
  • restoration of fish passage
  • job creation
  • building capacity and capability in freshwater management and restoration. 

Some of the funding came from the $1.3 billion Jobs for Nature environmental programme.

Visit Jobs for Nature - Mahi mō te Taiao to see what other funding programmes are available. 

Expected outcomes from Freshwater Improvement funding

The 2020 and 2021 funding from the Freshwater Improvement Fund is expected to achieve the following outcomes.

  • Application of animal pest control to 26,454 hectares.
  • Ecosystem restoration of 14,000 hectares.
  • Freshwater restoration of 377 hectares.
  • Plant pest control of 1176 hectares.
  • 544 km of protective fencing.
  • Remediation of 1,631 fish passages.
  • Planting of 1,608,555 plants.

Previously funded projects