Today we are releasing
our economic analysis on the proposed Essential Freshwater package. This will form part of DairyNZ’s full submission, which we will share with you when we submit it to Government tomorrow.
You already have all the key information we have focused on, with this comprehensive economic analysis being the final component. We know a number of you have been waiting on this to inform your own submission.
Following the Government’s proposed freshwater regulations, DairyNZ initiated three studies into the potential economic effects of the proposal – modelling on-farm impacts; the community impacts; as well as analysing the added effects of the proposed climate
These economic studies further support the technical research completed by DairyNZ, which analysed the likely improvements in water quality associated with the proposal. We believe better options are available to improve and protect ecosystem health, which
is outlined in our submission.
This thorough, credible economic and technical analysis has been a massive process in the limited time set out by Government. We’ve worked around the clock to prioritise getting this information to you as soon as possible.