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Proposal To Vary Conditions Of Mining Licence 32 2388 (Martha Mine And Associated Works)

The Martha Pit Mining Licence expires in July 2017. When it expires its conditions will automatically be incorporated into the Hauraki District Plan. The variations are to remove superfluous conditions from the licence and to upgrade standards in the licence so that there are no conflicting standards in the Plan when it is incorporated. 

Mayor John Tregidga said the proposed variations to the mining licence include deleting the conditions that allowed for the Martha Exploration Project (a proposed underground exploration drive under the north wall that will not proceed), removing the higher vibration levels allowed for construction, and replacing the outdated operational vibration and noise standards to the current standards in the District Plan.

“There are a number of other minor proposed changes but none of the proposed variations will result in any change to or increase in environmental effects over and above those currently authorised and they will ensure that there is a consistent approach taken in the District Plan,” said the Mayor.

Copies of the proposed variations are available below:

These documents are also available at Council’s Paeroa and Waihi offices and the Waihi Library from 15 December.  

Objections close on 3 February 2017.

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