[last updated with amended decision / resource consents dated 30 March 2020]
The Hearing Commissioners granted the resource consents. You can see copies of the decision and the resource consent documentation below.
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Tasman District Council's Engineering Services Department.
This application covers the extraction of sand, gravel, and other material from the beds of rivers and other water bodies within Tasman District, but excludes all of the following:
District-wide - subject to specific exclusions.
This application seeks to replace the gravel extraction component of the District-wide resource consent for river works NN010109 held by the Tasman District Council.
The Council has the responsibilities of a Catchment Board under the Soil Conservation and River Control Act 1941 (SCRCA). This application seeks various resource consents to be able to take gravel from riverbeds within Tasman District as part of those responsibilities, which are:
The application proposes that key sections of some rivers will be managed to keep their bed levels within defined levels. For the remainder, a defined decision-making process is proposed to ensure that any gravel extraction that occurs is the best practicable option for river management.
These types of consent are commonly referred to as ‘global’ consents. There will be two packages of consents for the Council’s river management activities - global river works, and global gravel extraction. The river works consents were granted in September 2016.
The applicant applied for the following resource consents:
Land use consent (under section 13 of the RMA) to extract sand, gravel, and other material from the beds of rivers in the Rural 1, 2 and 3, Open Space, Recreation, Conservation, and Rural Industrial zones (as defined by the Tasman Resource Management Plan), and to disturb beds of rivers within active flowing channels for the extraction of materials.
The sorting and / or crushing of extracted materials is specifically excluded.
Coastal permit to disturb riverbeds (as part of the foreshore and seabed) by extraction of sand, gravel and other material from rivers that are within the Coastal Marine Area.
Discharge and coastal permit to discharge sediment and other contaminants into water from activities carried out in the beds of rivers (as a result of the works described in RM150369 and RM150372).
The applicant's contact details are:
Tasman District Council - Engineering Services Department
Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050
FAO: Giles Griffith
Or email: email@example.com
Submissions closed on Friday 26 October 2018 at 4:30pm.
Processing of the application was suspended at the applicant's request on 20 December 2018.
Agenda and Council's s42A report uploaded 5 November 2019.
Applicant’s evidence uploaded 12 November 2019 (10 working days before hearing).
No submitters’ expert evidence received.
Hearing opened: Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 9am in the Elm Room, Headingly Centre, 2 Headingly Lane, Richmond.
Hearing adjourned 27 November at 5:30pm.
Hearing closed 14 February 2020.
Updated 18 February with anticipated date of decision 6 March 2020.
Decision notified 10 March 2020.
Amended decision and consents added (dated 30 March 2020 - minor corrections done under section 133A of the RMA).