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Waipa District Council - Te Awamutu Wastewater

About the proposal

Waikato Regional Council has received a suite of resource consent applications from Waipā District Council associated with the Te Awamutu Wastewater Treatment Plant at Paterangi Road, Te Awamutu.

Resource consent applications

The consent applications lodged with Waikato Regional Council are:

AUTH135108.01.01 - Discharge Permit to discharge up to 21,000 cubic metres per day of treated wastewater to the Mangapiko Stream (via a rock filter) from the Te Awamutu Wastewater Treatment Plant.

AUTH135108.02.01 - Discharge Permit to discharge up to 21,000 cubic metres per day of treated wastewater to the Mangapiko Stream (via a rock filter) from the Te Awamutu Wastewater Treatment Plant, as a contingency discharge (during high sewage inflows caused by high rainfall). This discharge may not be as well treated as normal and is estimated to occur on average once every 10 years.

AUTH135108.03.01 - Discharge Permit to discharge treated wastewater (via seepage) to land and groundwater from activities associated with the Te Awamutu Wastewater Treatment Plant.

AUTH135108.04.01 - Discharge Permit to discharge contaminants to air, including odour, from activities associated with the Te Awamutu Wastewater Treatment Plant.

AUTH135108.05.01 - Land Use Consent for the use and maintenance of the rock filter discharge structure within the bed of Mangapiko Stream.

A 35 year term is sought by Waipā District Council for all five applications.

Application information

Application information is available here for you to download and read. You can also obtain copies of this information by contacting us on our Resource Use Freephone 0800 800 402. Please let us know whether you would prefer this in hard copy or digital format.

The applications can also be viewed at Waikato Regional Council's Hamilton office on 401 Grey Street, Hamilton East (click here for location information).

If you have further questions or would like more information on this proposal, please contact Jennifer Mathys or Barry Campbell on 0800 800 402.

Resource consent application and assessment of environmental effects (AEE)

Resource consent application and assessment of environmental effects [PDF, 8.5 MB]

Addendum to the consent application [PDF, 7 MB]

Waikato Regional Council scientific assessment [PDF, 128 KB]

Make a submission

The closing date for submissions on the application is 5pm on 7 March 2018.

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that: (a) adversely affects the environment; and (b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

Your submission must be made in writing, and on the correct form (form 13). You need to then send it to Waikato Regional Council, either

Click here for more information on making a submission, including submission forms.

Send a copy to the applicant

You must also send a copy of your a submission to the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable after sending your submission to Waikato Regional Council.

Send the applicant's copy to the following address:

Waipā District Council, Private Bag 2402, Te Awamutu 3840.

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