Joint public notification of applications for resource consent under s95a of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Northland Regional Council (NRC) and Far North District Council (FNDC) have jointly received an application from Far North Holdings Limited for resource consents to reclaim an area of seabed adjacent to the Bay of Islands Boatyard, commonly known as Ashby’s, to establish and operate an area for barging activities and a landing facility for marine farming operations.
Far North Holdings Limited
Consents sought from the NRC are for coastal permits for the following activities:
- a 1700 square metre reclamation of the coastal marine area;
- new structures (including ramp and timber jetty) and associated utilities;
- exclusive occupation of the coastal marine area;
- hard protection structures (new seawalls);
- capital and maintenance dredging to provide for the construction and maintenance of access to the proposed reclamation;
- mangrove removal;
- incidental discharges associated with dredging and associated activities that disturb the foreshore and seabed; and
- diversion and discharge of storm water and decant water from the reclamation during its construction and ongoing operation.
A land use permit and discharge consent are also being sought for the disposal of dredge spoil and associated discharge of contaminants (leachate) to land.
The NRC reference number for this application is APP.040976.01.01
Consents sought from the FNDC are for land use consents for future activities on the proposed reclamation, earthworks for the provision of vehicular access and a minor realignment of the existing cycle trail, and minor infringements of the permitted noise levels specified in the District Plan.
The earthworks also require consent under the NES for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.
The FNDC reference number for this application is RC2200220
The application may be viewed at the Northland Regional Council office in Waipapa and the Far North District Council office in Kerikeri.
Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that (a) adversely affects the environment; and (b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.
The submission must be in the prescribed form (Form 13). Below are copies of the NRC and FNDC submission forms for your use, if required.
Your submission must be received by the council on or before Wednesday, 8 July 2020. You may serve your submission on the NRC and FNDC via post or email at the following addresses (Note: the date that you complete either of these actions is the date that you are deemed to have ‘served’ your submission and this must be done on or before Wednesday, 8 July 2020:
Northland Regional Council submission
Post: Private Bag 9021, Whangārei Mail Centre, Whangārei 0148
Far North District Council Submission
Post: Private Bag 752, Kaikohe 0440
You must also serve a copy of your submission on the applicant’s address for service, as shown below, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the NRC and FNDC.
Address for service
Bay of Islands Planning Limited
PO Box 795
If you require further explanation of this application or further information before deciding whether or not to make a submission please contact the consultant processing planner Alister Hartstone, Set Consulting Limited, via email at email@example.com
NRC application documents
- NRC Application and AEE (PDF, 825KB)
- 1. Haigh Workman Limited - Site Suitability Report [15119B, September 2019] (PDF, 4.9MB)
- 2. Haigh Workman Limited - Engineering drawings 15 119 (PDF, 4.1MB)
- 3. Marshall Day Acoustics - Noise Assessment [Rp001 20190467, 13 June 2019] (PDF, 1.3MB)
- 4. 4Sight Consulting - Assessment of Ecological Effects [Aa4046, September 2019] (PDF, 8.7MB)
- 5. Simon Cocker Landscape Architecture - Assessment of Landscape, natural character and visual amenity effects (PDF, 10.9MB)
- 6. m.e consulting - Opua Landing Economic Assessment May 2017 (PDF, 6.1MB)
- a. Haigh Workman - Layout and Design Drawings (PDF, 4.1MB)
- b. Northland Ecology - Ecological Assessment of a Proposed Vehicle Turning Area at Opua Marina (PDF, 1.43MB)
- s92 Response dated 15.04.2020 (PDF, 370KB)