Te Puke wastewater consent renewal
Council is applying for a 35-year discharge consent for the Te Puke Wastewater Treatment Plant. The current discharge consent for the plant expired in November 2016 so Western Bay District Council lodged an application to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for consent renewal. In order to keep operating our treatment plant our application was required to be lodged with Regional Council six months before it expired.
This entailed preparing detailed information about the plant's performance and also requires an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE) identifying the effects of the plant on the environment and how they can be managed.
Consideration of alternatives for discharge of wastewater from the plant has been part of the renewal process. At present the plant discharges into the Waiari Stream. The review of alternatives is an ongoing project that is expected to take several years.
The consent is currently being processed by Regional Council. A number of submissions have been received. Hearings are planned from the 15th to the 18th of April 2019.
Reports and documents
For further information, feedback or comments please contact:
Coral-Lee Ertel at Council
on: 571 8008 or email@example.com
or Richard Harkness at AECOM
on: 07 927 3731 or 021 279 4430