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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.

Independent Commissioners Decision 

Independent Commissioners have declined the application by Waste Management NZ Ltd to expand its landfill operation in Tirohia. The decision is subject to a 15 working day appeal period.

View the decision document [PDF, 4.6 MB] PDF document

 

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

Submissions closed on Thursday 10th of December 2020.

Hearing Information

Waikato Regional Council are the lead authority for the processing of all documentation for the Tirohia hearing including the Councils evidence, applicants evidence and the submitters evidence.

The following link provides all the hearing documentation www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/community/whats-happening/have-your-say/rc-applications/waste-management. Please contact WRC if you require any further information.