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Current notified applications

The Astrolabe Community Trust: Resource Consent Number 67891

For all information on this resource consent application please go to http://www.renaresourceconsent.org.nz/.

 

Whakatane District Council: Resource Consent Number 67708

Whakatane District Council has applied for consents related to the development and operation of a wastewater treatment system in Matata. The system will involve new wastewater reticulation through the town of Matata, a new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) 200m east of the township, and a Land Application Field (LAF) for treated wastewater approximately 4.2km east of the township within the Western Recreation Reserve.

The establishment of the LAF will require approximately 5,500m³ of earthworks to install hardware for the land application system as well as provide access. A temporary discharge of sediment contaminated stormwater to land where it may enter water may occur as a result of this earthworks activity. Vegetation clearance of 4.6ha will occur over the LAF and accessway, mostly of grass species. The area in which the vegetation removal and earthworks will occur is identified as being an Erosion Hazard Zone.

The operation of the system will involve the discharge of odour from the WWTP as well as the pump station at the LAF. The application notes the potential of odour emission to be low and minimal at the sites respectively. A maximum of 605m³ of treated wastewater per day is proposed to be discharged at the LAF, in circumstances where the treated wastewater may enter groundwater as well as surface water in nearby farm drains and the Old Rangitaiki Channel, which feed into the Tarawera River.

Activities Requiring Resource Consent from Bay of Plenty Regional Council:

  • 5,500m³ of earthworks within an Erosion Hazard Zone associated with the establishment of the land application field;
  • The temporary discharge of sediment contaminated stormwater to surface water and to land where it may enter water, as a result of the earthworks activity;
  • 4.6ha of grass stripping (vegetation clearance) by mole plough (or similar) within an Erosion Hazard Zone associated with the establishment of the land application field;
  • Discharge of contaminants (odour) to air from the operation of the wastewater treatment plant and the pump station at the land application field; and
  • Discharge of contaminants (605m³ of treated wastewater per day) to land at the land application field, in circumstances where the treated wastewater may enter groundwater as well as surface water in nearby farm drains and the Old Rangitaiki Channel, which feed into the Tarawera River.

Whakatane District Council has requested the public notification of this application.

An advertising notification was placed in the Whakatāne Beacon on Friday 20 December 2013.

The application document can be viewed online and Addendum 1 and Addendum 2 (Updated Assessment of Effects on Tangata Whenua) can be viewed online also. Alternatively the full application, supporting information and Addenums can be viewed during normal office hours at Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane. 

The submission period for this consent application has closed.

A CD containing the application and supporting documentation can be requested from the Consents Section of Bay of Plenty Regional Council (phone 0800 884 880).

If you have any queries regarding the application please contact Jemma Hollis at Bay of Plenty Regional Council on 0800 884 880 or Jemma.Hollis@boprc.govt.nz for Regional Council consent enquiries

 

Rotorua District Council: Resource Consent Number 60739, Change 2

Rotorua District Council proposes to change the conditions of its resource consent which authorises the discharge of treated wastewater from the Rotorua Wastewater Treatment Plant at Ngapuna to land in Whakarewarewa forest.

To ensure that the current wastewater treatment plant complies with its resource consent while options for wastewater treatment in Rotorua are investigated, Rotorua District Council proposes to make the following changes to the conditions of its consent as follows:

  • Change the location of the monitoring point for nitrogen compliance from the Waipa Stream to the outlet at the Wastewater Treatment Plant;
  • Increase the Nitrogen discharge limit of the activity from the current consent limit of 30 tonnes as measured in the Waipa Stream, to 51 tonnes as measured at the Wastewater Treatment Plant over a rolling 12 month period; and
  • Increase the Phosphorus level from the current consent limit of 3 tonnes to 4 tonnes over a rolling 12 month period.

In order to provide for discharges beyond the expiry of consent 60739 in 2021, the applicant also proposes a new condition of consent outlining a strategy to investigate an alternative discharge system for treated effluent, apply for the necessary consents and implement the alternative discharge system.

An advertising notification (67KB) was placed in the Rotorua Daily Post on Friday, 18 October and the Rotorua Review on Wednesday, 23 October 2013.

The submission period for this consent change applications has closed.