Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council have received applications for resource consents to construct and operate a new bridge over the canal at the southern end of Lake Forsyth/Wairewa.
Applicant: Wairewa Rūnanga Incorporated
Address For Service: C/- Mortlock McCormack Law, PO Box 13 474, Christchurch 8011.
Attn: Simon Mortlock
The applicant seeks to construct, use and maintain a single lane, twin span bridge to provide for permanent access across the existing canal which is to be used for opening Lake Forsyth / Wairewa to the sea to avoid flooding, and for ecological and cultural purposes.
The bridge will be sited at or about map reference NZTM BY24:7690-4745, in the land parcel covering the bed of the lake, legally described as Reserve 3186 Canterbury District, 3991 Christchurch Akaroa Road.
The applicant has applied for the following consents:
CRC160434 - A Land Use Consent to install, use and maintain a bridge over the canal at the southern end of Lake Forsyth / Wairewa at or about map reference NZTM BY24:7690-4745, and the associated excavation over the coastal confined aquifer and works in the bed of the lake.
This application is for a new activity, and to be considered with consent applications CRC134847, CRC134849, CRC134864 and CRC135050 for the opening of Lake Forsyth / Wairewa which were publicly notified in September 2013.
A consent duration of 35 years is sought.
Christchurch City Council
RMA92030265 - A Land Use Consent to install, use and maintain a bridge over the canal at the southern end of Lake Forsyth / Wairewa. The proposed bridge is intended to provide for permanent access across the existing canal.
Resource consent is required from Christchurch City Council due to the following works:
· Construction of a structure and associated earthworks in the Lakes Zone.
· Activities in a Silent File Area
· Potential excavation/disturbance of an archaeological site.
This application is for a new activity, and to be considered with land use consent application RMA92021940 for the opening of Lake Forsyth / Wairewa which was publicly notified in September 2013.
Submissions close no later than 5.00pm on Friday 23rd October 2015.
To read the application made to Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City click here: