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Pōrangahau Township and Te Paerahi Township Wastewater Treatment Plants

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received the following applications for resource consents (discharge permits) under the Resource Management Act 1991. These applications are to replace the existing consents associated with the operation of the existing Te Paerahi and Pōrangahau Wastewater Treatment Plants for a period of six and nine years respectively while construction occurs for a replacement.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received applications for resource consents (discharge permits) under the Resource Management Act 1991. These applications are to replace existing consents associated with the operation of the existing wastewater treatment plants over time and to transition to new consents for discharges from a combined wastewater treatment plant and land discharge scheme.   

Application Number:            APP-126770

Applicant: Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Details of the Proposed Activities:

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received the following applications for resource consents (discharge permits) under the Resource Management Act 1991. These applications are to replace the existing consents associated with the operation of the existing Te Paerahi and Pōrangahau Wastewater Treatment Plants for a period of six and nine years respectively while construction occurs for a replacement.

At Pōrangahau, wastewater is conveyed from the community to the oxidation pond adjacent to the Pōrangahau River at the end of Jones Street for treatment. Wastewater is discharged to a small drain flowing into the river.

At Te Paerahi, wastewater is conveyed from the community to the oxidation pond within coastal sand dunes. Wastewater is discharged from the plant to a small discharge field via soakage

A consent is also sought for the replacement system being discharge of treated wastewater from a new combined wastewater treatment plant and storage facility and the establishment of a land-based discharge system.

The applications are publicly notified in accordance with section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Application no.

Activity & Location

Description of activity

AUTH-127522-01 and AUTH-127520-01

Pōrangahau Township Wastewater Treatment Plant

Discharge to Water and to Air

Jones Street, Pōrangahau Township

To discharge to air (aerosols and odour) from the receipt, storage, treatment, general management and discharge of wastewater at the Pōrangahau Township Wastewater Treatment Plant.

To discharge treated wastewater from the Jones Street Pōrangahau Township Wastewater Treatment Plant (oxidation pond) to the Pōrangahau River.

Term sought is 9 years.

AUTH-127519-01 and AUTH-127518-01

Te Paerahi Wastewater Treatment Plant

Discharge to Land and to Air

Te Paerahi, Pōrangahau Coastal Foredunes

To discharge to air (aerosols and odour) from the receipt, storage, treatment, general management and discharge of wastewater at the Te Paerahi Wastewater Treatment Plant.

To discharge treated wastewater from the Te Paerahi Wastewater Treatment Plant (oxidation pond) to land.

Term sought is 6 years.

AUTH-127515-01, AUTH-127516-01

 

New combined system and discharge area

Discharges to Air and to Land

474 Beach Road, Pōrangahau

 

To discharge to air (aerosols and odour) from the receipt, storage, treatment, general management and discharge of wastewater to land and from a new wastewater treatment plant and storage facility. 

To discharge treated wastewater from a new wastewater treatment and storage plant to land.

Term sought is 35 years.

Proposed/existing discharge locations:

PORANGAHAU1

PORANGAHAU2
PORANGAHU3

Full Details of the Application (which includes an assessment of environmental effects) may be viewed at:

  • HBRC Office at 159 Dalton Street, Napier
  • Central Hawke’s Bay District Council office at 28-32 Ruataniwha Street, Waipawa.

If you have any queries about the application or how to lodge a submission, contact Paul Barrett (Team Leader Consents) at HBRC on (06) 835 9200 or email barrett@hbrc.govt.nz

Make a submission

Submissions for these applications open on Thursday 14 April 2022 and close at 5.00pm on 17 May 2022. Submissions can be made via the online form below, or hard copy submission forms can be obtained from HBRC reception, 159 Dalton Street, Napier or by contacting the Hearings Administrator (06) 835 9200.

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