The Land and Water Forum is working hard to further populate the National Objectives Framework with more attributes including Macroinvertebrate Community Index (MCI) and Nitrogen. This will feed into the review of the National Policy Statement.
EDS contends that swimmability and fishability should be included as the end goals of freshwater management. We have made submissions to that effect.
We also believe the reform process within Government needs to ramp up its energy levels and outputs: things are going too slow and many of the timelines need review and tightening up.
Published May 2016.