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Water Allocation Framework

This project aims to update the way water is currently allocated for use in Northland, to ensure that the region's water resources are managed more sustainably in the future and that over allocation of our water resources is avoided.

The first step in this work is to do a ‘stock take' of Northland's water resources, so we know exactly what we have. This will be followed by consultation with water users and the community to establish allocation limits for priority catchments. These limits will be set to protect the environment and to provide users with reasonable reliability of supply. The first stage of this programme will begin in 2010.