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Waste Management NZ Limited has lodged a resource consent with the Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council for consent to establish, operate and maintain a Landfill Site, known as Tirohia Landfill Phase C, for the collection of approximately 3 million cubic metres of waste over an area of 15ha, including extension and continued operation of a renewable energy plan utilising landfill gas.

Application 

Hauraki District Council (HDC) - Application Reference: LUSE-202.2020.00001232.001
Rule # Rule Name  Status of Activity Comment
5.1.4.4 D11 Landfills in the Rural Zone Discretionary The proposal is a Landfill and as such is assigned a Discretionary Activity Status.
7.8.5.4 (D1) Earthworks in the rural zone Discretionary The proposal involves 'earthworks' that are not otherwise permitted in Section 7 of the District Plan.
7.4.5.5 (D1) Renewable electricity generation activities – not otherwise provided for Discretionary The proposal includes provision for extensions to the existing renewable energy facility on site.
Waikato Regional Council (WRC) - Application Reference: APP141959

Reference ID

Activity Description

AUTH141959.01.01

Take of 315,360m3 of groundwater per year in association with dewatering during construction and operation of Phase C of the Tirohia Landfill.

AUTH141959.02.01

Discharge of contaminants onto or into land including in circumstances that may result in contaminants entering water, in relation to the operation of a Phase C of Tirohia's solid waste landfill.

AUTH141959.03.01 Discharge of stormwater to a tributary of the Owhakatina Stream in association with construction and operation of Phase C cell of Tirohia Landfill
AUTH141959.04.01 Bed disturbance works including reclamation of the Owhakatina Stream and tributaries in association with construction and operation of Phase C cell of Tirohia Landfill
AUTH141959.05.01 Earthworks in association with construction and operation of Phase C cell of Tirohia Landfill
AUTH141959.06.01 Discharge of contaminants into air in association with construction and operation of Phase C cell of Tirohia Landfill
AUTH141959.07.01

Diversion of water around landfilling activities and discharge into tributaries of, and the Owhakatina Stream

AUTH141959.08.01

To construct and use culverts in the bed of the Owhakatina Stream and tributaries including bed disturbance works

AUTH141959.09.01

Take of 315,360m3 of surface water per year in association with dewatering during construction and operation of Phase C of the Tirohia Landfill.

Notified Consent application documents 

Both applications include an assessment of environmental effects. The Waikato Regional Council (WRC) applications can be viewed at WRC’s Hamilton Office, 401 Grey Street, Hamilton East or online via the Waikato Regional Council website. Please contact the WRC enquiries team on 0800 800 402 if you have any questions about application APP141959.

The Hauraki District Council applications can also be viewed on the Waikato Regional Council website as well as at the Hauraki District Council’s (HDC) Paeroa Office, William Street, Paeroa and the Paeroa Library, Mackay Street, Paeroa. Please contact the HDC Duty Planner on 07 8628609 if you have any questions about application LUSE-202.2020.00001232.001. 

Submissions

Any person may make a submission on the above applications, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates, that:

(a) adversely affects the environment; and
(b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission on the HDC application in the following ways:

You may make a submission on the WRC application by sending a written submission to Waikato Regional Council, Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240 or electronically to RCsubmissions@waikatoregion.govt.nz. The submission must be on form 13. Copies of this form are available on the WRC website.

Submissions close on Thursday 10th of December 2020.

You must serve a submission on Waste Management NZ Limited whose address for service is 318 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki, 2013, Auckland as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on Waikato Regional Council and/or the Hauraki District Council.