Kerr Inverurie Trust

Public notice is hereby given pursuant to S.95A Resource Management Act 1991 that the following application for resource consent has been received by Environment Southland.

C Kerr for the Kerr Inverurie Trust, Parawa

Land Use Consent, Discharge Permit (discharge to land), and Discharge Permit (discharge to air)

Application APP-20171612

Land Use Consent To construct an effluent storage pond. This is a restricted discretionary activity under Rule 32(a) of the proposed Southland Land and Water Plan.

Discharge Permit To discharge composted waste containing cattle hide after processing (including chemical treatment) and untreated wood chip and shavings, sawdust, straw, hay and balage, to land. The proposal is a non-complying activity under Rule 34(b) of the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan.

Discharge Permit To discharge contaminants including odour to air. The proposal is a discretionary activity under Rule of the Regional Air Plan.

Purpose: Composting operation
966 Athol Five Rivers Highway, Parawa.
Legal Description of Property:
Pt Sec 25 & Sec 139 IX Eyre SD, Lot 2 DP 302884.

 Reasons for public notification: The Council must publicly notify an application if special circumstances exist in relation to the application that warrant the application being publicly notified. This recommendation is made for the following key reasons:

  • Special circumstances are described as circumstance that are 'unusual or exceptional but may be less than extraordinary or unique'. The present proposal can be considered unusual, as there are no similar activities being carried out in Southland.
  • As this is a new activity, the potential effects are not known. There is potential for an adverse effect on soil health in the long term as a result of regular incorporation of the solid material into the topsoil, and long-term accumulation in soils of heavy metals contained in the waste product.
  • The potential odour would be different to common agricultural odours such as manure and silage. It is likely that the effects of odour and windblown debris or dust as a result of the operation may be minor if appropriately managed. However, no management plan has been provided to Council. Council's Senior Compliance Investigator has assessed odour at the current waste storage site and considered it objectionable at a distance of 1,000 metres.

Address for Service: Civil Tech Limited, C/- Murray Gardyne, PO Box 1558, Invercargill 9840

Full details of this application are also available for inspection at Environment Southland, corner of Price Street and North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill during working hours (8.00 am to 5.00 pm).  Enquiries may be directed to Alexandra King by phone to (03) 211 5115 or by email to

Submissions on the above application must be received by Environment Southland no later than 5 pm Tuesday, 20 March 2018. A submission form is available below. Submissions may also be forwarded by email to or

Submission form

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.

Submissions must be dated and signed (unless submitted electronically) and must include the following information:

  1. your name, postal address and telephone number (and fax number if applicable);
  2. details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission;
  3. whether it is in support of, or in opposition to the application, or is neutral;
  4. your submissions, with reasons;
  5. the decision that you wish Council to make; and
  6. whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission

    and you must also serve a copy of your submission on the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable.

Related documents


Application Part B

Further Information

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