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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.

Environment Court Decision - Matahina Dam

TrustPower Limited has been granted a 35 year consent to operate the Matahina Dam Hydropower Scheme using a modified operating regime.  This became effective on 13 September 2013 with the signing of a Consent Order by Environment Court Judge Smith.

The decision follows a mediated process between Bay of Plenty Regional Council, TrustPower and the Regional Council’s Natural Hazards Group and other parties to the consent appeal.

Summary of Environment Court decision (134KB)

Environment Court Consent Order (9.11MB)