Primary Production Committee Resource Management (Freshwater and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

June 2024

This submission focuses on those parts of the bill which;
excludes the hierarchy of obligations contained in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (the NPSFM 2020);
• align the consenting pathway for coal mining with other mineral extraction activities; and
• modify local authority obligations under the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity 2023 (NPSIB 2023) to identify and include new significant natural areas (SNAs).