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Southland District Council - Resource Consent Application No. 302625 ( File: 320 Pages / 26 MB )

1. Pivot spray treated wastewater from the Te Anau onto land at the Kepler Block.
2. Discharge odour to air associated with the discharge of treated effluent.
3. Designate the Kepler Block land as a Public Utility.

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A Brief Timeline

. . . . 15 Nov 2013:
. . . . Notice posted on Environment Southland (ES) website: SDC Application
. . . . for permits to spray effluent & discharge odour. See top of this page.
. . . . .
. . . . 14 Feb 2014: Final date for sending in a submission.

. . . . June 2014: Twenty-nine documents sent to submitters, page below.

. . . . 14 July 2014: Joint Hearing, Te Anau.

. . . . 18 July 2014:
. . . . Hearing adjourned by commissioners. Research is to be carried out by
. . . . SDC on several issues, with results to be peer reviewed and sent to
. . . . submitters for comment.

. . . . Aug 2014:
. . . . Official action group formed: "Fiordland Sewerage Options Inc." (FSO)

. . . . Action group email: teanausewage@gmail.com

. . . . Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fsoptions


Note: In addition to the application for discharge permits, noted above, SDC has issued a Notice of Requirement (NOR), report dated: 20 May 2014,. .SDC, Designation 80, Public Utility (1.8 MB)
seeking to designate the Northern & Southern Blocks of the Kepler land area (D80) as a Public Utility.
(Environmnet Southland ref: APP-302625-01. SDC ref: Designation 80)

The Southern Block was not included as part of the original application, but it has now been included, as a contingency measure, to signal that
the Southern Block could be used for disposal of treated wastewater in the future. See item below: 2 ( f )

What is a Designation? . . . Submissions Lodged Re: D80, pages 2 - 6 . . . Fiordland Advocate: 14 Feb 2013

 
     
   

1. Documents below forwarded to submitters: June 2014. Most of the files in the blocks below: 1, 2, 3, can be downloaded at: Environment Southland

Documents received from:
- The Southland Regional Council, commonly know as 'Environment Southland' (ES).
- The Southland District Council (SDC).
- The law firm representing SDC.
- Fish & Game NZ.

( a )
.. Cover letter: 4th June 2014, from ES and SDC, with attached documents: b, c, d.

( b )
. .Lodgement of Evidence, Commisioner Chairman Memorandum from the Hearing Commission Chair - Directing Lodgement of Evidence: ( File, Chair 1.8 MB )

( c )
. .Joint Hearings Procedure Procedure for Joint Hearings: ( File, Hearing Procedure. 1.4 MB )

( d )
. .MWH, drafts, management plans Letter from: MWH NZ Ltd. ( File, Letter MWH. 233 KB )

( e )
. .MWH, drafts, management plans Environmental Management Plan (EMP): ( File, EMP. 26 pages. 1.34 MB )

( f )
. . EMP: Odour - monitoring complaints. Odour Management Plan. ( File, Odour Mgmt. 34 pages. 1.32 MB )

( g )
. MWH, drafts, management plans ( File, Odour Managment Plan. 34 pages. 1.32 MB )


   

2. Documents below forwarded to submitters: 20 June 2014

( h )
..Cover Letter, 20th June 2014, ES and SDC Cover letter from ES-Roy Hammond and SDC-Simon Moran, with a compact disc and attached documents: g, h, ( File, SDC-ES letter. 1.31 MB )

( i ) ..Staff Report, ES, Joint Hearing ES - Staff Report, 14/CC/76. For Hearing of Application - Ref: APP-302625-01: ( File, ES Staff Report, 74 pages. 1.31 MB )

( j ).. SDC, Designation 80, Public Utility SDC - Report for Commissioners, re: Notice of Requirement (NOR) re Designation 80: ( File, NOR 30 pages. 1.8 MB)

. . . . . . . . . .Proposal to include the Kepler Block land ( Lot 2 DP 410687), as a Public Utility / Designation 80,
. . . . . . . . . .for the disposal of treated wastewater. The file ( h ) includes comments of Submitters.

Compact Disc includes: documents below, copy of the original SDC Application, copies of submissions, copies of submissions re: Designation 80.

( k )..Designation 80, Notice of Requirement. Water & Waste Services Division, NOR, Designation 80: ( File, Appendix 4. Water & Waste Services. 749 KB )

( L ). Designation 80, Rules & Policies. Policies & Rules, Designation 80. Pg 39) Odour issues: ( File, Appendix 1. Rules / Public Utility. 316 KB )

( m ).Designation 80, Rules & Policies. Designation 80. Pg 46) Infrastructure: ( File, Appendix 2. Designation 80 / Public Utility. 168 KB )

( n ). Air Quality, scientist input. Technical comment, Air Quality Scientist: Owen West.. . . . . . .Further comments:. . Air Quality, further comments, scientist input. ( Files, Air Quality. 99 KB. Further comments: 101 KB )

( o).. Hydrogeology comments. Technical comment, Hydrogeology Specialist: Brydon Hughes. Further comments: .Hydrogeology, further comments. ( Files, Hydrogeology. 140 KB. Further comments: 141 KB

( p ). Water Quality Standards. Water Quality Standards - Regional Water Plan / Appendix G: ( File, Water Quality Standards. 675 KB )

( q )..Plans, maps, diagrams, aerial photos. Location Plans / Maps / Aerial photos: ( File, Plans - Maps. 774 KB )

( r ) .Jacob Smyth: Fish & Game Submissions Fish & Game NZ, Submissions: Jacob Smyth, Resource Management Officer. ( File, Jacob Smyth. 10 Pages. 825 KB )


 

   

3. Documents below emailed to submitters June 2014 from the Law Firm representing SDC

( s ). . Solictor for SDC: M R Garbett. Legal Submissions Legal Submissions of Counsel for SDC: Michael R Garbett, Solicitor for SDC. ( File, Solicitor: M R Garabett. 24 Pages. 18.5 MB )

( t ). .. A. Davoren. Statement of Evidence Anthony Davoren: Managing Director, HydroServices Ltd. ( File, A. Davoren. 46 Pages. 1.6 MB )

( u ). . Ian D. Evans. Statement of Evidence Ian D. Evans: SDC Strategic Water and Waste Manager. ( File, Ian D. Evans. 31 Pages. 610 KB )

( v ) . .Ian L. Marshall. Statement of Evidence Ian Marshall: SDC Group Manager Services & Assets. ( File, Ian Marshall. 6 Pages. 86 KB )

( w ) . Kevyn Lockyer. Statement of Evidence Kevyn Lockyer: MWH Principal Process Engineer. ( File, Kevyn Lockyer. 14 Pages. 317KB )

( x ) . .Roger Oakley. Statement of Evidence Roger Oakley: MWH Water & Waste Team Leader. ( File, Roger Oakley. 17 Pages. 114 KB )

( y ). . Simon Beal. Statement of Evidence Simon Beale: MWH Senior Environmental Planner, Senior Environmental Scientist. ( File, S. Beale. 54 Pages. 459 KB )

( z ). . Susan Bennett. Statement of Evidence Susan Bennett: MWH Senior Environmental Scientist. ( File, Susan Bennett. 13 Pages. 1.06 MB )

( zz ). Susan Bennett. Statement of Evidence Simon East, Hydrogeologist: MWH employee when conducted groundwater assessment. ( File, Simon East. 37 Pages. 1.96 MB )

     
   

The Application for Resource Consent by SDC is to:

1. Discharge treated wastewater from the Te Anau Wastewater Treatment Plant (TWWTP), onto land at the Kepler Block, using spray irrigation.
2. Discharge odour to air associated with the discharge of treated wastewater onto land.
3. Designate the Kepler Block land as a Public Utility.

Noted below, three of the many presentations from members of the public who spoke to the Commisioners at the Hearing: 14th - 18th July 2014


Download Application, (320 pages) 26 MB

         
. Hearing presentation: Allan Youldon   . Hearing presentations: Ruth Shaw
. Jacob Smyth: Fish & Game Submissions Chairman, Manapouri CDA   . Ruth Shaw: Submission to Hearing Manapouri resident
. ( File, Allan Youldon. 7 Pages. 179 KB )   . ( File, Ruth Shaw. 13 Pages. 476 KB )
..   ..John Hardcastle, Submission to Hearing John Hardcastle
. Click image at left to download Application:..   .. Mount York Road, Near Manapouri
..SDC Resouce Consent, No. 302625   . .( File, John Hardcastle. 9 Pages. 355 KB )
..( File, 320 Pages. 26 MB )   . .
ES Ref: APP-302625-01          

SDC Ref: Designation 80

         

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