Environment Canterbury and Waimakariri District Council have received applications for resource consent for the construction, use and maintenance of storage ponds at the corner of Wrights Road, and Dixons Road, Burnt Hill, Canterbury.
Applicant: Waimakariri Irrigation Limited
Address For Service: C/- Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd, P O Box 389, Christchurch 8140.
Attn: Ms Lynn Torgerson
Waimakariri Irrigation Limited proposes to construct, use and maintain a two-pond water storage system and associated infrastructure for the purposes of storing water abstracted from the Waimakariri River for later use in the Waimakariri Irrigation Limited irrigation scheme.
The water storage system will be located at the corner of Wrights Road and Dixons Road, Burnt Hill, North Canterbury at or about map reference Topo 50 BW22:3480-9720, and legally described as Lot 1 DP 27020.
The water storage system will have a combined storage volume of 8.2 million cubic metres with built -up embankments to retain water. The height of the embankments will range in height from 4.5 metres to 12.5 metres.
Construction works will involve the excavation and deposition of material of a volume of up to 1.5 million cubic metres and are expected to take 12 - 20 months.
Please note that these consent applications are not applications to alter existing consents to take and use water from the Waimakariri River.
Land use consents
CRC122897 - To use land for earthworks associated with the construction, maintenance and use of storage ponds and associated infrastructure.
CRC122898 - To use land to store and use up to 10,000 litres of diesel and other hazardous substances in above ground portable fuel storage container.
CRC120610 - To dam and divert up to 8.2 million cubic metres of water
CRC122899 - To discharge fugitive dust to air during the construction of storage ponds and associated structures
CRC122900 - To discharge stormwater to land during the construction, and post-development of storage ponds and associated structures
A consent duration of 35 years is sought for the above consent applications.
Waimakariri District Council
Land Use Consent
RC135478 - To construct, maintain and use storage ponds and associated structures at the corner of Wrights Road and Dixons Road, Burnt Hill, being Lot 1 DP 27020. The storage ponds will have a combined volume of 8.2 million cubic metres with earth embankments ranging in height from 4.5 metres to 12.5 metres. Construction and development is expected to take between 12 to 20 months, with up to 1.5 million cubic metres of earthworks, including six temporarily stockpiles of approximately 35,000 cubic metres. Stockpiled material will subsequently be used for the construction of embankments. The site is zoned Rural in the Waimakariri District Plan.
Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 14 March 2014