Current Consents, Licenses and Management Plans
Includes the mining consents and licenses that are currently approved and operational in Waihi. Also available are the key management plans.
View the Current Consents, Licenses, Management Plans
New mining proposal shared with Council - Project Quattro
Mining company OceanaGold shared its proposal for further development in Waihi with the Council Thursday 15 July 2020. The company will also present its proposed plans at the next Council meeting on 29 July. The project, named Quattro, has four main components including an extension to Martha Open Pit; a new, smaller open pit to the west of the processing plant; a new tailings storage area next to the current area, and a new rock storage area.
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Monitoring information is available on noise, vibration and complaints; stopes, siesmic and rock movement; and the location of underground workings.
View the Monitoring Reports
Mining Permits for Exploration
Mining permits for mineral exploration are dealt with by the Ministry of Economic Development and all records relating to current mining permits are held on its website. Visit the Ministry of Economic Development website.
Waihi Community Forum
The Forum is responsible for administering parts of Newmont’s resource consent as described in condition 61 (relating to property purchases). On top of this there are some voluntary arrangements that the Forum administer for Newmont including a community grant.
The Waihi Community Forum was set up in 2012 in response to a voluntary policy offered by Newmont in response to the communities requests to respond to the adverse effects of its proposals for mining beneath Waihi East. Since then the policy under which the Forum was established has been revoked and the Forums roles have changed as described above.
For more information about the Forum and its responsibilities please visit their website: www.waihicommunityforum.co.nz
Waihi Hazard Zones
- Waihi Hazard Zones - Updated Assessment Report - 2008
- Edward Lode: Drilling Investigation Addendum Reprt GNS (4 MB) - 2003
Waihi Gold - OceanaGold website www.waihigold.co.nz