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Big, big year ahead: EDS News February 2024

07 February 2024

Here we are in 2024 and a month gone already! It’ll be a big year for EDS, with law and policy changes coming thick and fast.

We’ll see a new fast-track Bill by 7 March; a Resource Management Amendment Bill which will include changes to freshwater consenting; then the proposed replacement of the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management; amendments to the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity to stop implementation of Significant Natural Areas; and an undefined regulation bonfire.

EDS will work co-operatively with the Government on these changes where that’s possible, but we’ll stand our ground where needed to protect indigenous biodiversity, outstanding landscapes, and freshwater health. We will not sit back and watch the roll-back of environmental protections and degradation of our natural world.

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