Hillview Dairying Limited

22/01/2019 5:00 p.m.

​​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.

The application (reference APP-20181792) is for the following resource consents to authorise proposed activities at 140 Cooper Rd, Tussock Creek, Winton:

  • A land use consent for new dairy farming that did not exist as of June 2016 by increasing both land area and cow numbers  
  • A discharge permit for the discharge of FDE and other effluent (silage pad, underpass) from up to 850 cows
  • A water permit for the abstraction of groundwater for dairy purposes for up to 850 cows
  • A land use consent for three feed pads which will each hold greater than 120 adult cattle
  • A land use consent for an existing one day pond and existing sludge beds

Purpose:  Dairy Farming Operation
Location: 140 Cooper Rd, RD 1, Winton at about NZTM2000 1246790E 4869100N
Address for Service: Tanya Copeland, C/- Landpro Limited PO Box 302 Cromwell 9342

​Legal Description of Property:

  • Sec 23 Block V111 New River Hundred
  • Sec 24 Block V111 New River Hundred
  • Sec 25 Block V111 New River Hundred
  • Sec 27 Block V111 New River Hundred
  • Pt Sec 26 Block V111 New River Hundred
  • Lot 2 and 3 DP 520309
  • Sec 11 Block X New River Hundred (new block)
  • Sections 12 Block X New River Hundred (new block)
  • Pt Sec 6 and 13 Block X New River Hundred (new block)
  • Lot 1 DP141315 (new block)
  • Lot 2 DP 11675
  • Lot2 DP 378224 (support block owned)
  • Sec 38 Block VIII New River Hundred (support block owned)
  • Lots 3 and 4 and pt lot 1 DP 350528 (support block leased)

Reasons for public notification:

The Council must publicly notify an application if the activity will have or is likely to have adverse effects on the environment that are more than minor. It is considered that the effects on the environment will be more than minor for the following key reasons:

  • Surface water quality in the catchment is degraded, and the proposal to expand an existing dairy operation by adding cows and land is likely to result in an increased loss of contaminants; and
  • There is uncertainty surrounding the overall effluent storage volumes on the property and the integrity of the smaller storage infrastructure, which could cause additional effects that have not been assessed.
  • Further, the Council must notify an application if requested information is not supplied by the applicant.
  • Pond drop tests on the smaller infrastructure was requested via a further information request but not supplied;

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 Aurora Grant by phone to (03) 211 5115 or by email to aurora.grant@es.govt.nz

Submissions on the above application must be received by Environment Southland no later than 5.00 pm 22 January 2019.  A submission form is available for download below. Submissions may also be forwarded by email to service@es.govt.nz or esconsents@es.govt.nz

 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 using the address below as soon as reasonably practicable.​

Related documents

Further information response 
Additional Consent – Land Use Ponds
Page reviewed: 15 Apr 2019 10:32am