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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: Christchurch City Council
    Type: Consent Notification

    CRC167412 CRC167413 CRC167414 CRC167415 CRC167416 CRC167417 CRC167418 CRC167419 CRC169624  RMA2016800 RMA2016818

    Applicant/requiring authority: Christchurch City Council

    Address for service:     Jacobs New Zealand Limited, PO Box 1147, Christchurch 8140
    Attn: Hamish Peacock. Email:

    The applicant seeks various statutory approvals to convert wastewater treatment plants to wastewater pumping and storage facilities in Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour, and Cashin Quay, Lyttelton and to construct a new wastewater pump station on Simeon Quay, Lyttelton. Wastewater flows collected at Governors Bay and Diamond Harbour will be reticulated via a buried submarine pipeline across Lyttelton Harbour to a newly constructed wastewater pump station at Simeon Quay, Lyttelton. A wastewater pipeline will also be constructed to reticulate wastewater flows through the Lyttelton Vehicle Tunnel and along State Highway 74 and road reserve to an existing pump station (Pump Station 15) in Alport Place, Woolston where wastewater is pumped to the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bromley.

    Construction works and operational activities will take place at the following locations:

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    Additional construction works and operational activities associated with reticulation will occur in road reserve or Council owned land between Cashin Quay and Simeon Quay, via Norwich Quay, along Godley Quay, SH 74, and Tunnel Road, and Bridle Path Road, Port Hills Road, Scrutton Road, Tunnel Road, Ferry Road and Alport Place.


    Canterbury Regional Council


    • Use of land for the storage of wastewater at Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour (CRC167412);
    • Use of land for excavation at Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour (CRC167413);
    • Coastal Permit to disturb the seabed and foreshore during construction and to temporarily place structures and buoys at Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour (CRC167414);
    • Coastal Permit to place, operate and maintain pipes beneath the seabed, and where necessary place material over the marine pipes at Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour (CRC167415);
    • Discharge Permit to discharge contaminants to air from construction at Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour (CRC167416);
    • Discharge Permit to discharge stormwater to land and water (CRC167417);
    • Discharge Permit to discharge dewatering water associated with construction to land and water (CRC167418); and
    • Water permit to undertake dewatering of trenches and excavations associated with construction (CRC167419).
    • The drilling, installation placement and use of the wastewater pipeline over and under surface water bodies (CRC169624)

    The applicant seeks a consent duration of 35 years.

    Christchurch City Council


    • Notice of requirement to designate land at 2A Simeon Quay for Sewerage Treatment purposes (RMA/2016/800); and
    • Land use consent to disturb soil under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011 and to undertake earthworks (trenching) associated with construction for trenching (RMA/2016/818).

    The requiring authority has also submitted outline plans to Christchurch City Council for the conversion of the existing wastewater treatment plants on designated sites at Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton to wastewater storage facilities and pump stations.  The details of the proposed works within the outline plans are described in the bundled application to Christchurch City Council. However, outline plans are not subject to notification under the Resource Management Act and therefore no submissions on the activities at these sites can be considered.

    Submissionsmust be received by Environment Canterbury not later than 5 p.m. on Friday 22ndJuly 2016.

    A copy of your submission must be sent to the Applicant at their address for service. Please note that any on-line submission will be automatically sent to the Applicant.

    Copies of the applications received by Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council can be read at the following link:

Hearing Decisions

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  • 17 June 2016 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (CRC160871, CRC160872, CRC160873, CRC160874, CRC160875, CRC160876, CRC160940, RMA150031)
    The decision of the joint hearing of the resource consents has been released. The Hearing Commissioners granted consents relating to the expansion of the Fonterra Cooperative Group milk processing plant at Studholme, South Canterbury.
  • 18 May 2016 Pegasus Bay Marine Farm Limited, Ngai Tahu Seafood Resources Limited and Koukourarata Development Company Limited (CRC160456, CRC160457 and CRC160458)
    The decision on the hearing of the above resource consents has been released. Commissioner Dr. Greg Ryder has granted consent for CRC160457 and declined consent for CRC160456 and CRC160458, to extend an existing marine farm and disturb the seabed.
  • 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.
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