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National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM)

The NPS for Freshwater Management 2011 (NPSFM) requires councils to provide for improved freshwater management in their policies and plans. It includes direction for decision-makers on a range of issues, such as setting limits for water quality and quantity, and improving and maximising the efficient allocation and use of water. The NPSFM also sets out timeframes by which councils should have their objectives in place.