The Essential Freshwater Package came into effect on 3 September 2020.
There are two key parts to the Essential Freshwater Package for ALIL shareholders.
ALIL are currently working with ECan around the interpretation and effects of the NES. ALIL hopes to tackle the NES on behalf of shareholders, but until our discharge consent is granted, we cannot be certain if we will be able to address all the aspects of the NES.
At this point in time we are not in a position to allow for changes on farm which result in further intensification.
From July 2021, shareholders with pastoral areas should be planning to comply with a cap of 190kg/ha of synthetic nitrogen.
We are in the final stages of securing our replacement scheme land use and discharge consent. Once granted, we hope this consent will enable the NES restrictions to be managed with greater flexibility and certainty for all our shareholders.
We will provide further updates to shareholders as our consent progresses, as further information comes to hand, and at the October AGM. In the meantime N loss management resources from the Facing our Future Tradeshow which we ran in early July can be found on our website.