Applicant: NZ Transport Agency
Address: C/- URS New Zealand, PO Box 4479, Christchurch, New Zealand. Attn: Tim Ensor
Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council have received applications from the NZ Transport Agency related to the same project. These applications are being notified concurrently.
The Transport Agency have applied for the following resource consents associated with the construction, operation and maintenance of a 3.2km long section of a four lane expressway, known as the Christchurch Western Corridor. Specifically the applications relate to State Highway 1 (Russley Road) between Avonhead Park in the south and up to and including the intersection with Harewood Road in the north.
The following applications have been lodged:
Land use consents
CRC141026 – To use land for excavation and deposition over an unconfined aquifer
The works include excavations to a depth of approximately 6 m over an unconfined aquifer, and deposition into the excavated cavity. Excavation may be required deeper than the highest groundwater level, and will include general earthworks, and removal of landfill material from the Brevet Landfill centred at our about map reference NZMS 260 M35:7358-4601.
CRC141036 – To use land for storage of hazardous substances
Storage of more than 2000L of hazardous substances in portable containers during construction.
CRC141040 –To discharge contaminants to air
The proposal includes discharge of contaminants to air from construction activities including earthworks and the excavation of landfill material from the Brevet Landfill centred at or about map reference NZMS 260 M35:7358-4601. Contaminants may include dust and odour.
A consent duration of 10 years is sought for the above consents.
CRC141041 – To discharge contaminants to land (construction phase stormwater, built phase stormwater and contaminants from a closed landfill)
The proposal includes discharge of stormwater to land from SH1 Russley Road between Avonhead Park and Harewood Road during the construction and operation of the state highway. The discharge may include contaminants such as suspended sediment, heavy metals, hydrocarbons and micro-organisms.
The excavation of the Brevet Landfill during construction may result in passive leaching of contaminants to land. The discharge may contain contaminants such as heavy metals, naphthalene, carbazole, dibenzofuran, benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, styrene and vinyl chloride.
A consent duration of 35 years is sought for this consent.