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Ōpononi Resource Consent Renewal

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Project details

Discharges from the Ōpononi wastewater treatment plant are managed by three discharge consents, one is for odour to air and the others are for seepage from the bottom of the treatment ponds and discharge of treated wastewater into to the Hokianga Harbour. The Council also has a resource consent for use of the harbour bed for an existing wastewater discharge pipeline. You can see a copy of the resource consents here.

An application has been made to the Northland Regional Council to renew these consents.

You can read the application here.

Council has commissioned the following reports to support the application:

  • A hydrodynamic modelling study of the wastewater discharges to assess the fate of contaminants discharged from the treatment plant to the Hokianga Harbour

  • A public health risk assessment (or, quantitative microbial risk assessment - QMRA) of the discharge from the Ōpononi WWTP to understand the effects of the treated wastewater on health
  • A cultural impact assessment to determine the adverse effects on cultural values.

You can read these reports here.

Project milestones

The application was publicly notified between Wednesday 17 November 2021 and Wednesday 15 December 2021. The submission period is now closed. A date for the hearing has not yet been set.  The notification process is managed by the Northland Regional Council, please head to NRC's website to sign up for up-dates: Notified resource consents - Northland Regional Council (nrc.govt.nz)

The Ministry for the Environment provides useful information about the resource consent process.


Project documents

Location

Barker Road, Opononi 0473  View Map

Last updated: 02 Apr 2024 4:34pm