Sustainable, high-value land use

The Government has set out clear goals to make sure our natural resources are used sustainably. Read about its goals for land use and fresh water.

Government goals for land use and fresh water

In May 2018 the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister for the Environment presented Cabinet with 3 papers setting out their goals for:

  • restoring fresh water and waterways
  • a new approach to the Crown/Māori relationship for fresh water
  • sustainable, high-value land use.

Sustainable, high value land use – Cabinet paper [PDF, 870 KB]

Sustainable, high value land use – Minute of decision [PDF, 1.2 MB]

The sustainable, high-value land use paper provides a snapshot in time, but the work is fast paced. In some areas work has already progressed beyond the details outlined in the paper.

The papers relating to freshwater are available on the Ministry for the Environment website: 

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