Principles for Water Management Planning
This document describes the principles for undertaking water management planning.
The generic principles provide a clear and consistent approach to dealing with planning matters consistent with objectives and the planning processes required under Part 4 of the Water Management Act 1999.
While not "set in concrete" the principles are the default which will normally be applied unless specific circumstances necessitate an alternative approach to achieve the dual aims of providing certainty to water users and protection for our water resources.
Generic Principles for Water Management Planning (124Kb)