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Reports and key documents

Independent Monitor reports

Date  Description Files                                        

Mar 2018

Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group.

Independent Monitor CLG Report March 2018 (8.3MB, pdf)

Feb 2018

Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group.

Independent Monitor CLG Report February 2018 (3.4MB, pdf)

Jan 2018

Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group.

Independent Monitor CLG Report January 2018 (3.7MB, pdf)

Dec 2017 Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group.

Independent Monitor CLG Report December 2017 (4.16MB, pdf)

Sept 2017 Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group.

Independent Monitor CLG
Report September 2017 (406.8KB, pdf)

June 2017 Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group. Independent Monitor CLG
Report June 2017 (3.61MB, pdf)
May 2017 Monthly report by the Independent Monitor for the Community Liaison Group.

Independent Monitor CLG
Report May 2017 (3.64MB, pdf)

May 2016 Report by the Independent Monitor for the Consent Authority on the proposed alternative methodology (sediment dredging method) as an alternative to the consented method for the remediation of Kopeopeo Canal.  Independent Monitor Alternative Methodology comments (100KB, pdf)
July 2015

Independent Monitor review of a series of documents related to myco and phytoremediation studies of Kopeopeo sediments. 

Independent Monitor bioremediation comments (81.3KB, pdf)

Dashboard monthly reporting

The dashboard provides a brief update across a range of activities including progress on dredging and validation, expenditure, complaints and compliance. 

Date  Files 
January 2018 Progress to 31 January 2018 Dashboard report (450KB, pdf)
September 2017 Progress to 30 September 2017 Dashboard report (212KB, pdf)
June 2017 Progress to 30 June 2017 Dashboard report (210KB, pdf)
May 2017 Progress to 31 May 2017 Dashboard report (230KB, pdf)
April 2017 Progress to 30 April 2017 Dashboard report (420KB, pdf) 

Technical reports

Please note the large size of some of the following files. If you are unable to access these files, please contact us.

Eel tissue reports

Date Description Files
Feb 2018 Report issued by Freshwater Solutions Ltd. documenting eel removal methodology and volumes and species of fish caught and euthanised in late-2017 and early-2018. Freshwater Solutions Limited - Kopeopeo Canal Eel Removal Report (1.7MB, pdf)
June 2017 Memorandum prepared by Golder Associates Ltd. based on eel removal and euthanisation trial carried out in Kopeopeo Canal in May 2017. Golder Associates Limited - Eel Trial Summary (1021KB, pdf)
Dec 2013 Report prepared by Tox Consult based on a dioxin survey of eel and sediment undertaken in the Kopeopeo Canal.  ToxConsult Kopeopeo Canal dioxin survey (922KB, pdf)
Nov 2005

Memorandum prepared by Stephen Park, Senior Environmental Scientist (BOPRC) reporting the results of an investigation into contamination of both sediment and eels.

Investigation of Organic Contaminants in the Kopeopeo Canal (1.65MB, pdf)

 

Background and baseline reports 

Date  Description  Files 

June 2016

Jones Road Ambient Air Monitoring (February - May 2016) Report

Further air quality monitoring before works start.

Jones Road Ambient Air Monitoring Report (13MB, pdf)

Mar 2016

Baseline ambient air monitoring results - 2nd (Jacobs)

Further baseline ambient air monitoring including a new site on Kope Canal Road (adjacent to the wastewater treatment ponds) between October 2015 and January 2016.

Further baseline ambient air monitoring results (4MB, pdf)

Sept 2015

Baseline ambient air monitoring results - 1st (Jacobs)

This report documents baseline data (the existing levels of dust and dioxin in air prior to commencement of the works) so that any changes resulting from the project can be assessed.

Baseline ambient air monitoring results (3.8MB, pdf)

Pre-works reports and management plans

Date Description Files
Aug 2017 Environmental Monitoring and Validation Plan required under Consent Condition 4.5 of Resource Consent 67173 Environmental Monitoring and Validation Plan for Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project (33MB, pdf)
Sept 2017 Flood Management Plan required under Consent Condition 7.1 of Resource Consent 67173 Flood Management Plan for Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project (2.8MB, pdf)
Sept 2016 Site Contamination Management Plan for CS3 geotechnical investigation Site Contamination Management Plan for CS3 geotechnical investigation  (1.2MB, pdf)

Reports relating to the dredging trial

The trial was carried out in 2015 to test a different methodology for removing sediment from the Canal. This methodology uses a cutter suction dredge to remove sediment through a pipe to the containment sites. This is now the consented methodology

The trial allowed the Project Team an opportunity to address some key concerns from members of the community including noise, groundwater contamination, traffic and dust, flooding and drainage. A number of reports were prepared to consider the impact of the changed methodology on some of these factors. These reports provide useful background on the consented methodology. 

Date Description  Files
Mar 2016

Traffic Impact Assessment (Jacobs)

This assessment considers and compares the traffic impacts associated with the current and alternative methodology.

Traffic Impact Assessment (1.5MB, pdf)
Jan 2016

Groundwater Assessment Report (Jacobs)

This report considers the potential groundwater effects associated with the current and alternative methodology (as trialled in Sept/Oct 2015).

Groundwater Assessment Report (8MB, pdf)
Jan 2016

Flooding and Drainage Management Plan (BOPRC) 

This report considers the differences in managing potential flood and drainage related effects. It includes a draft Flood Management Plan which documents one way to manage potential effects associated with the proposed methodology.

The final flood and storm water management plan has been developed in consultation with the physical works contractor and approved by the Consent Authority.

Flooding and Drainage Management Plan (2MB, pdf)
Jan 2016

Construction Noise from Revised Remediation Method (Design Acoustics) 

This is a noise assessment in relation to the proposed cutter suction dredge methodology.

Noise Assessment (172KB, pdf)

 

On completion of the Trial, several reports were completed including the results of the Trial and compliance with consent conditions. 

Date Description Files 

Apr

2016

Discharge water quality from containment sites (Opus)

This technical assessment reviews the consented and proposed methodologies with specific regard to discharging filtrate back onto the Kopeopeo Canal and not to groundwater.

Discharge water quality from containment sites assessment (977KB, pdf)

Jan 2016

This document is in two parts due to the size of the files.

Compliance Monitoring Report (Opus Consultants)  

This report outlines compliance with consent conditions for the trial of the alternative Canal dredging method (resource consent 68275). The executive summary is on page 5 (Part 1).

Compliance Monitoring Report - Part 1 (8MB, pdf)

Compliance Monitoring Report - Part 2 (5.3MB, pdf)

Jan 2016

Dredge Trial Monitoring Report (Opus Consultants)

This report documents the monitoring, sampling, and laboratory analysis from the dredging and sediment dewatering trial that was carried out during September/October 2015.  This is a factual report with laboratory and field data collected during and after the trial.

Dredge Trial Monitoring Report (10MB, pdf) 
Oct 2015

Dredge Trial Report  (EnviroWaste)

This is a report from EnviroWaste that focuses on the dredge methodology including the amount of water and sediment moved through the system, turbidity levels, use of the geotubes, discharge rates, health and safety, consent compliance and the public open days.  

Dredge Trial Report  (1MB, pdf)

Other reports 

Overview of the effects of residual flocculants on aquatic receiving environments (available from the Auckland Council website - Technical Publications)

Environmental Management Tool Kit for Obsolete Particles (published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 2011)