White Waters Ltd

27/06/2018 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.

White Waters Limited, Te Anau

Application APP-20181247

Discharge Permit to discharge dairy shed effluent and calving pad effluent to land from up to 599 cows by slurry tanker at 5mm depth. The proposal is a restricted discretionary activity under Rule 50(d)(ii) of the Regional Water Plan, and is a non-complying activity under Rule 35(d) of the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan (notified version).

Water Permit to take up to 40,000 litres per day of groundwater from a bore in the Te Anau Groundwater Zone. The proposal is a restricted discretionary activity under Rule 23(c)(i) of the Regional Water Plan and a permitted activity under Rule 54(a) in the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan (notified version).

Purpose: Dairy Farming Operation

Location: 893 Kakapo Road, RD 2, Te Anau at about NZTM 2000 1198510E 4959661N

Legal Description of Property: Section 2 SO 385807

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:

  • The discharge of effluent to land is not appropriately mitigated as the volume of effluent storage capacity is insufficient to defer effluent irrigation until there is a soil moisture deficit available, the irrigation method is high rate on rolling hill country topography with land over 7 degrees and there are a number of freshwater springs throughout the proposed effluent discharge area.
  • The receiving environment is sensitive, with part of the proposed discharge area in the Upukerora River catchment which flows into Lake Te Anau. Lake Te Anau is a statutory acknowledgement area and is classified as a natural state lake.
  • The application is inconsistent with policies on water quality in both the Regional Water Plan and the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan.

Address for Service: Dairy Green Ltd, C/- Quinton Scandrett, PO Box 5003, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9843

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 Emily Allan by phone to (03) 211 5115 or by email to emily.allan@es.govt.nz.  

Related documents

 Decision
Appliction White Waters Limited.pdf
Request for Further Information s92.pdf
Further Information Response 15.05.2018.pdf
Note RE Site Visit.pdf
Revised Massey Pond Calculation 15.05.2018.pdf
s95-95G Recommending report.pdf
Hearing report
Appendices - Part 1
Appendices - Part 2
Appendices - Part 3
Appendices - Part 4
Appendices - Part 5
Evidence-Applicant - Kensington Structural Integrity Report
Evidence-Applicant White Waters Hearing - Information
Evidence-Applicant Slope Map


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