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Public Notices

View all open publicly notified consents and the hearing decisions for closed notifications.

When a resource consent application is received by the council, we conduct an assessment of its environmental effects. If the environmental effects are more than minor, the resource consent will require public notification under Section 95A of the Resource Management Act.


  • Closing: CRC156319 CRC156320 Benmore Irrigation Company Ltd
    Type: Consent Notification

    Applicant:                    Benmore Irrigation Company Limited                 

    Address for service:     Duncan Cotterill, 148 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8140 Attn: Ewan Chapman or email:


    CRC156319 – Variation of activity to divert/take and use water currently authorised under consent CRC981619.1.


    The applicant is an irrigation scheme that provides water for irrigation and holds existing water permit CRC981619.1. The applicant proposes to change the activity currently authorised by consent CRC981619.1 in order to increase the area of land irrigated from 4,000 hectares to 7,658 hectares. Consent CRC981619.1 currently authorises the diversion and/or taking of surface water from the Ohau River at a rate not exceeding 4,000 litres per second and a volume not exceeding 51,626,000 cubic metres in any period between 1 September and the following 31 May. Water is taken from a point of take on the Ohau River located at or about map reference Topo50 BZ15:5889-9328 for the irrigation of a maximum of 4,000 hectares of land.


    No additional water is sought from that already authorised under consent CRC981619.1.


    The location of the water take is at the existing Ohau River take point, approximately three kilometres downstream of Lake Ohau. No changes are proposed to the point of take.


    The proposed additional irrigation area is located on multiple parcels of land located north of Omarama on State Highway 8 between the Ohau River and the Ahuriri River and is fully within the command area of consent CRC981619.1.


    A consent expiry of 17 February 2034 is sought (same expiry date of existing water permit CRC981619.1).


    CRC156320 – Discharge permit to discharge nutrients to land from farming activities.


    The applicant is an irrigation scheme that provides water for irrigation to a number of shareholder farms.


    The proposed activity is to discharge nutrients to land from farming activities where they may enter water. The applicant seeks consent to irrigate a total of 7,658 hectares (the current irrigation area is 4,000 hectares).


    The location of the activity is on multiple parcels of land located north of Omarama on State Highway 8 between the Ohau River and the Ahuriri River.


    A consent expiry of 17 February 2034 is sought.

    Submissions close at 5.00pm on Thursday 3rd March 2016.
    If making your submission online, a copy will be automatically forwarded to the Applicant. If you do not use the online submission form you must send a copy of your submission to the Applicant at the above address for service.

    To read a copy of the application  please click on this link:

  • Closing: CRC160056 Christchurch City Council
    Type: Consent Notification

    Applicant:     Christchurch City Council

    Address for service:    Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73014, Christchurch 8154 Attn: Graham  Harrington or email:


    CRC160056 – to discharge water and contaminants to land and water, including coastal water, from the existing and future reticulated stormwater network. This includes all reticulated networks within Christchurch City and the settlements of Banks Peninsula. The application includes existing and future residential discharges, some construction phase discharges and industrial discharges where Christchurch City Council has accepted the discharge into its network.


    The discharges will occur in accordance with Stormwater Management Plans that set out how receiving environment targets proposed will be met as well as specific objectives for the specific catchments. Stormwater Management Plans have already been prepared for the Ōtakaro/Avon River catchment, Pūharakekenui/Styx River and the Huritini/Halswell River catchment that is located within the Christchurch City boundaries. Stormwater Management Plans will be prepared for the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote River by 30 December 2016, the Estuary and Coastal Areas and Outer Area Christchurch by 30 December 2018 and Te Pātaka o Pākaihautū/Banks Peninsula settlements by 30 December 2020.


    A consent duration of 35 years is sought.

    Submissions must be received by Environment Canterbury not later than 5.00pm on Monday 29th February 2016.
    A copy of the application and locality map can be read by following this link:

Hearing Decisions

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  • 28 January 2016 Frews Quarries Limited (CRC153916, CRC153917 and RMA92027872)
    The decision of the joint hearing of resource consent CRC153916 , CRC153917 and RMA92027872 has now been released. The commissioners have granted consent to establish and operate a gravel quarry and cleanfill operation.
  • 28 January 2016 SOL Quarries Limited (CRC155098, CRC155099, CRC155102 and RMA92028749)
    The decision of the joint hearing of resource consents CRC155098, CRC155099, CRC155102 and RMA92028749 has now been released. The Commissioners have granted consent for SOL Quarries to establish and operate a gravel quarry at 81 Conservators Road, Christchurch.
  • 23 November 2015 Kakapo Brook hydro project (CRC142964, CRC142965, CRC142966, CRC142967)
    The decision on the hearing of the resource consent applications has been released. The Hearing Commissioners have declined consent for the taking, diverting, storage, damming and use of surface water for the purposes of hydropower generation and irrigation.
  • 14 September 2015 Southern Horticultural Products (CRC156387)
    The decision of Environment Canterbury and Selwyn District Council has been released. Commissioner D Caldwell has granted consent with conditions to discharge to air, land use, and subdivision consent associated with the reconfiguration of 1394 Main South Road and the bulk storage of raw product at 1366 Main South Road.
  • 07 September 2015 Infinity Investments Group Limited (CRC155773)
    The decision on the hearing of resource consent application CRC155773 has now been released. The Commissioners have declined consent to take and use surface water from the Hakataramea River for on-farm storage and spray irrigation for crops and pasture.
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