Information for resource consent applications for discharging dairy effluent.
How to apply for a consent
Technical Information on consent requirements (below)
Please note that different rules apply to consents within the coastal environment governed by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Coastal Environment Plan.
The discharge to land of Farm Dairy Effluent requires a consent under Rules 14 and 15 of the Regional Resource Management Plan (http://www.hbrc.govt.nz/our-council/policies-plans-strategies/rrmp/) or Rules 20 and 21 of the Regional Coastal Environment Plan.
In applying for a resource consent to discharge farm dairy effluent you will need to include:
Without this, the application will not be considered complete and will not be accepted by the Regional Council.
Tukituki catchment – for discharges in this catchment, you will also need to consider the how Plan Change 6 will impact your activity.
The RRMP and RCEP identifies a number of catchments considered to be sensitive to the discharge of animal effluent. The catchments can be viewed on our mapping tool.
For any discharge proposed to go into one of these catchments, additional information must be included with the application to enable the Regional Council to consider the effects on the environment from the proposed discharge:
Dairy NZs Design standards and Code of Practice (PDF) is useful when considering the design of your farm dairy effluent system. This resource gives best practice advice for the collection, storage and land application of farm dairy effluent.
Applications can be lodged via email to the firstname.lastname@example.org or physically to any of our offices, please check the front page of your applications Form A for full lodgement instructions.
If you have any questions about the farm dairy effluent application process, please contact the Consents Advisor on +64 6 835 9200. email@example.com.
A resource consent is a legal document. Keep it in a safe place and check it regularly to be sure you are fully aware of conditions.
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