Defend our Freshwater

Ask the government for stronger leadership on this urgent issue by making a submission on their new freshwater standards.

Use our submission template to demand stronger standards that allow our rivers and lakes to be swimmable and support the native species and ecosystems that need clean water in order to survive and thrive. 

The Government is consulting on proposals to improve the management of our lakes, rivers and other waterbodies as part of their Clean Water package 2017.

The proposals relate to amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 and keeping stock out of waterways.

Read the consultation document on the proposals. 
Read more about this submission process.

Submissions have been re-opened in light of new scientific evidence about proposed changes to E. coli standards.

Submissions now close on Thursday 25 May at 5pm.

3834 submissions sent!

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