Applicant: Mainpower New Zealand Limited, Rooney Holdings Limited, Kakapo Brook Joint Venture Limited and Rooney Farms Limited
Address for service: C/- ResponsePlanning Consultants Limited, PO Box 12179, Christchurch 8242. Attn: Jane Whyte
Kakapo Brook / Hope River / Waiau River
Application for resource consents for the taking, diverting, storage, damming and use of surface water for the purposes of hydropower generation and irrigation, and the associated use of land in relation to the irrigation activity, at Kakapo Brook, Hurunui. Water used for hydropower generation will be discharged to the Hope River.
The proposal consists of the following applications:
CRC142964 – Water Permit to take, divert and use up to 1600 litres per second of water from Kakapo Brook, at or about map reference Topo50 BU23: 5006-7867, for the purpose of hydropower generation.
CRC142965 – Water Permit to take, divert and use up to 1600 litres per second of water from Kakapo Brook, at or about map reference Topo50 BU23: 5006-7867, for the purposes of irrigation.
CRC142966 – Land Use Consent for the use of land that may result in the discharge of nutrients. The land use is associated with the irrigation of up to 500 hectares of existing pasture and crops.
CRC142967 – Water Permit for the damming and impoundment of surface water associated with electricity generation and irrigation activities. The intake structure will facilitate diversion of water from Kakapo Brook. The intake will be located at or about at or about map reference Topo50 BU23: 5006-7867. Diverted water will be impounded in two ponds located off-line of Kakapo Brook, approximately 700,000 cubic metres and 300,000 cubic metres in size. These ponds will provide storage for electricity generation and irrigation water. The storage ponds will be located in the Dismal Valley, at or about map references Topo50 BU23: 5309-8182.
CRC142968 – Discharge Permit for the discharge of water to water (the Hope River), at or about map reference Topo50 BU23: 5221-8296, at a rate not exceeding 1600 litres per second, for the purpose of hydropower generation.
A consent duration of 35 years is sought for all activities associated with the proposal.
Submissions must be received by Environment Canterbury not later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday 29th April 2015.