Valetta Groundwater Allocation Zone
CRC151154: - Click here to access the application for CRC151154 and CRC151179
Applicant: L W & D I Molloy
Address for Service: C/- Bowden Environmental, PO Box 404, Kaiapoi 7644.
Attn: Erin Harvie or email: email@example.com
CRC151154: To change conditions of water permit CRC001050 to take and use groundwater for the irrigation of 90 hectares of pasture located at Wheatstone Road, Wheatstone
The following changes are sought:
a. Increase the instantaneous rate of take from bore K37/0051 from 31 L/s to 52 L/s;
b. Reduce the return period from 23 to seven days and reduce the volume from 56,470 cubic metres to 17,185 cubic metres;
c. Include an annual volume of 520,506 cubic metres as there is not currently an annual volume specified the existing water permit.
d. Increase the irrigation area to 280 hectares.
There is no change sought to the current expiry date of 30 May 2034.
CRC151179: - to take and use groundwater from bore K37/2163 at a rate not exceeding 122 L/s, with a seven day volume not exceeding 73,786 cubic metres and an annual volume not exceeding 1,022,522 cubic metres between 01 July to the following 30 June, for the irrigation of 280 hectares, at Wheatstone Road, Wheatstone.
CRC151179 has been applied for as a replacement of water permit CRC051961, which the applicant currently holds. This consent authorises an annual volume of 535,600 cubic metres for the irrigation of 180 hectares of pasture. The applicant will also be increasing the irrigable area by 100 hectares under this proposal. The increase in irrigation area is to allow consents CRC151154 and CRC151179 in combination to irrigate the entire farm, which is already irrigated land.
To facilitate the increase in annual volume mentioned above, it is the applicants’ intention to surrender water permit CRC001051, which authorises the take and use of surface water from Kennaughs Drain. I.e. swapping surface water for groundwater in accordance with Rule 13.5.31 of the Proposed Variation 2 to the Proposed Land and Water Regional Plan: Decisions Version.
A consent expiry date of 30 May 2034 has been applied for, given that this is the expiry date of the surface water permit that will be surrendered to facilitate the groundwater take