The applicant submitted a resource consent application in March 2013, which was publicly notified on 10 April 2013. Submissions on the resource consent application closed in May 2013. A public hearing was held and, in February 2014, the independent commissioners advised that the application for resource consent had been successful, subject to significant conditions.
That decision was appealed to the Environment Court on 11 March 2014. In November 2014 the appeal was resolved by way of court order.
Many submissions on the consent indicated the community was concerned about various elements of the project, particularly traffic, dust and spillage during removal and transportation. A trial of a new methodology was carried out in 2015. On the basis of the trial results and positive community feedback, a variation to the existing consents was applied for. A variation was granted to the original consents to reflect these changes in methodology in September 2016.
Consent BOPRC 67173
Consent WDC LL-2012-8085-00