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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: CRC164541, RC155704 Central Plains Water Limited
    Type: Consent Notification

    Environment Canterbury and Selwyn District Council have received applications for resource consents for the damming of water in an on-farm dam for the purposes of water distribution and irrigation, and the associated use of land. Dammed water will be used for the purposes of irrigation of approximately 3,500 Ha between the Hawkins and Waimakariri Rivers (note: the irrigation activity is already authorised by an existing resource consent).

    Applicant:                                Central Plains Water Limited

    Address for Service:                 PO Box 9424, Tower Junction, Christchurch 8149. Attn: Susan Goodfellow

                                                    Or email:


    The applicant has applied for the following resource consents in relation to the proposed development to:

    Environment Canterbury

    CRC164541 – Water and land use permit for the damming and impoundment of surface water associated with irrigation activities on the corner of State Highway 73 and Coxs Road. The maximum dammed water volume shall be approximately 2.15 million cubic metres.


    A consent duration of 35 years is sought for this proposal.

    Selwyn District Council


    RC155704 – Earthworks to construct, use and maintain a water storage pond, located at the corner of State Highway 73 and Coxs Road, Sheffield.  


    A lapsing period of 10 years is sought pursuant to section 125 of the RMA.

    Submissions must be received by Environment Canterbury not later than 5 p.m. on Monday 2nd May 2016.

    If using the online submission form a copy of your submission will automatically be sent to the Applicant. Please note that the online form cannot accept attachments. A copy of a word version submission form; and to read a copy of the applications received by Environment Canterbury and Selwyn District Council can be found at this link:

Hearing Decisions

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  • 01 April 2016 1 April 2016 Precision Animal Supplements Limited (CRC157809)
    The decision of the hearing of CRC157809 has been released. Commissioner David Caldwell has granted consent to discharge odour and dust into air from an animal food manufacturing plant located at McNally Road, Ashburton.
  • 30 March 2016 Wairewa Runanga Incorporated & Christchurch City Council (CRC134847, CRC134849, CRC134864, CRC135050, RMA92021940, CRC160434, RMA92030265)
    The decision of the joint hearing of the above resource consents has now been released. The Commissioners have granted consents for the opening and closing of Wairewa/Lake Forsyth, and to install, use and maintain a bridge to provide access over the canal.
  • 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.
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