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Recent Resource Consent Decisions

The following resource consent decisions can be downloaded, or contact the Water Administration Team at Bay of Plenty Regional Council for more information.


Resource consent numbers 67340 (Bay of Plenty Regional Council), LL-2013-8111-00 (Whakatane District Council) and 301673 (Kawerau District Council): Te Ahi o Maui Limited Partnership

Te Ahi o Maui Limited Partnership are authorised to take, use and discharge geothermal fluid from the Kawerau Geothermal Field and to establish a power station and associated activities for the production of electricity, and for other 'cascade' uses.

Decision report of the Hearing Commissioners (207 KB)

67340 Air Discharge Conditions - Hearing Version (20 KB)

67340 Drilling & Testing Conditions - Hearing Version (114 KB)

67340 Earthworks Conditions - Hearing Version (29 KB)

67340 Take & Discharge Conditions - Hearing Version (1.1 MB)

Kawerau District Council Conditions - Hearing Version (57 KB)

Whakatane District Council Land Use Consent - Hearing Version (63 KB)

NOTE: THIS CONSENT IS UNDER APPEAL.

 

Resource consent numbers 67173 (to Bay of Plenty Regional Council) and LL-2012-8085-00 and SS-2013-8133-00 (to Whakatane District Council): Kopeopeo Canal Contamination Remediation Project

67173 (BOPRC) is authorised to:

  • Remove contaminated sediment from the Kopeope Canal, and transport the sediment to three separate sites where it will be stored within containment cells and remediated using bioremediation techniques.

Decision report of Hearing Commissioners (7.3 MB) - FINAL REVISED DECISION

BOPRC Consent Conditions (2.1 MB) - FINAL REVISED DECISION

WDC Consent Conditions (2.7 MB) - FINAL REVISED DECISION

NOTE: THIS CONSENT IS UNDER APPEAL.

 

Resource consent numbers 66862: Ngati Tuwharetoa Geothermal Assets Limited (NTGA) and 67161: Geothermal Developments Limited (GDL)

Ngati Tuwharetoa Geothermal Assets Limited (consent number 66862) are authorised to:

  • Abstract geothermal fluid from the Kawerau Geothermal System for use by third parties, including for commercial and industrial uses;
  • Inject spent geothermal fluid and other chemicals such as anti-scalant and chemical inhibitors into the Kawerau Geothermal System after use;
  • Discharge geothermal fluid to ground soakage resulting from unplanned or unscheduled disruptions to the normal operation of the well field, and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance such that geothermal fluid is discharged to brine dumps or soakage ponds; and
  • discharge steam line condensate to ground soakage associated with operation and maintenance activities.

Geothermal Assets Limited (consent number 67161) are authorised to:

  • Abstract and use energy from geothermal fluid from the Kawerau Geothermal System for power generation and the discharge of geothermal fluid by injection;
  • Discharge other chemicals such as anti-scalant and chemical inhibitors into the Kawerau Geothermal System with the spent geothermal water;
  • Discharge geothermal water and steam line condensate to ground soakage resuting from unplanned or unscheduled disruptions to the normal operation of the well field, and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance such that geothermal fluid is discharged to brine dumps or soakage pond; and
  • Use a geothermal pipeline over the bed of the Tarawera River for the purpose of transporting geothermal fluid to injection wells.

Environment Court Decision Report (1.8 MB)

66862 Consent Conditions (5.7 MB)

67161 Consent Conditions (5 MB)

 

Resource consent number 67335: Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power are authorised to:

  • Abstract and use energy from geothermal fluid within the Kawerau Geothermal System for the purpose of electricity generation and other downstream uses; and
  • Inject spent geothermal water into the Kawerau Geothermal System after use.

67335 Final Decision (480 KB)

 

Resource consent number 67572: Trinity Lands Limited

Trinity Lands Limited are authorised to:

  • Take water from a bore for irrigation and frost protection of a 7.8 hectare kiwifruit orchard at 330 Maketu Road, Te Puke.

67572 Hearing decision (366 KB)

 

Resource consent number 67624: R and M Tiwari

R and M Tiwari are authorised to:

  • Take water from a bore for irrigation and frost protection of a 5.5 hectare kiwifruit orchard at 1919a State Highway 30, Te Teko.

67624 Hearing decision (411 KB)