Sanford Limited

22/06/2018 12:00 a.m.

​​​​​​​​​​Sanford Limited, Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island

Application: APP-20157616-V1

Variation to seven Coastal Permits; to increase the nitrogen input from all Sanford Limited marine farms from salmon feed from 332 tonnes per year, to 659 t​​onnes per year and to update the monitoring regime based on existing and proposed modelling using the DELFT3D model; and to enable Sanford Limited to use nitrogen allocation which is currently consented on other marine farms for their operation. This application has been made under Section 127 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), and is a discretionary activity under s87B of the RMA.

Purpose: Coastal Permit for Marine Farming

Location: Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island

Permit Number Marine farm numberNZTM 2000 Map Reference
20157616MF 2461229887E 4785945N
207256MF 2491227982E 4785544N
203236LI 3201228150E 4786212N
203237LI 3211228064E 4784314N
203240LI 3381228243E 4784548N
203241LI 3391229500E 4784967N
203242LI 3401229305E 4784758N

Table 1: Identifying the permits and  their location

Please note the map references have been converted from NZMG to NZTM 2000 and have been aerially placed as being about the centre of the consented marine farm site. Each marine farm has specific map references outlining the extent of the marine farm site and this is available as an appendix to the consent.

Legal Description of Property: Marine and Coastal Area.

Reasons for public notification: The applicant has requested public notification.  

Address for Service:   Sanford Limited, PO Box 443, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, Attn: Ali Undorf-Lay

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 Courtney Guise by phone to (03) 211 5115 or by email to

A hearing was held on 25-27 March 2019 in Council Chambers at Environment Southland.

Related documents

Summary of Application 
 Assessment of Effects Report - Volume 1
 Assessment of Effects Report - Volume 2
 Further Information Response - Section 92(1)
 Technical Comment - NIWA​ (Note: If you have any questions or concerns with regard to the Technical Comment, please contact senior consents officer Courtney Guise in the first instance - phone (03) 211 5115 or email

 Draft conditions
 Draft consent conditions - Version 2 for discussion only​​ 
 s42a Staff report for hearing
Sanford Hearing Decision Report APP-20157616-V1.pdf
Final Conditions APP-20157616-V1.pdf

Applicant evidence

​​Submitter evidence

Hearing evidence

 Sanford - Direction 2
 Supplementary Evidence of Philip Mitchell 19 March 2019
 Sanford opening legal submissions
 Summary of evidence Mark James
 Table 1 for Mark James
 Summary of evidence for Neil Hartstein
 Summary of evidence for Phil Mitchell
 Submitter Evidence – D-G of conservation - Longdill
 Sanford BGB Updated conditions considered at hearing 25 March 2019
 Further evidence Peter Longdill
 Sanford closing legal submissions
 Figure 1 A3 size
 Closing submissions updated conditions 27 March 2019​

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