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Consent Hearings

Upcoming Resource Consent Application Hearings

Te Ahi o Maui Limited Partnership (Joint Hearing, Resource Consent Numbers: 67340 (Bay of Plenty Regional Council), LL-2013/8111/00 (Whakatane District Council) and 301673 (Kawerau District Council)

The applications to Bay of Plenty Regional Council include a take of up to 15,000 tonnes of geothermal fluid per day from the Kawerau Geothermal Reservoir to supply a new geothermal power station. It is also proposed to discharge the spent geothermal water back into the reservoir by way of injection. The applicant has requested a term of 35 years for these consents and a lapsing period of seven years.

The application to Whakatane District Council seeks to construct, operate, and maintain a geothermal power station and associated works and activities, including a substation, and to drill and establish well head structures for geothermal production, reinjection and monitoring purposes.

The application to Kawerau District Council seeks consent for the power transmission line route which crosses Parimahana Scenic Reserve.

The resource consent applications have been set down for a Hearing:

Hearing dates: Monday, 10 February 2014 until Thursday, 13 February 2014

Start time: 10.00 am on Monday, 10 February 2014 (start times for the other days will be advised at the Hearing)

Location: Acacia House, Louvain Street, Whakatane

Hearing Committee for applications to Bay of Plenty Regional Council:

Independent Commissioner Greg Hill (Chair), Independent Commissioner Gina Mohi and Deputy Jane Nees.

Hearing Committee for applications to Kawerau District Council:

Independent Commissioner Greg Hill (Chair) and other members to be confirmed in the New Year.

Hearing Committee for applications to Whakatane District Council:

Independent Commissioner Greg Hill (Chair), Whakatane District Council Councillor Russell Orr and another member to be confirmed in the New Year.

Pre-circulation of evidence:

The pre-provision of evidence is required under s41B of the Act.  Copies of your Expert Evidence must be received by the applicant, all submitters and Bay of Plenty Regional Council by 5.00 pm on Thursday, 30 January 2014.