Far North Holdings Limited - Joint notification

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.

Applicant

Far North Holdings Limited

Activity

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
Email: info@nrc.govt.nz

Far North District Council Submission

Post: Private Bag 752, Kaikohe 0440
Email: ask.us@fndc.govt.nz

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

Mr Kemp
Bay of Islands Planning Limited
PO Box 795
Kerikeri 0245

Applicant's email

info@bayplan.co.nz

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 alister@setconsulting.co.nz

NRC application documents

FNDC application documents

Go to the application documents on FNDC's website at www.fndc.govt.nz

Submission forms

Download the NRC submission form (.docx, 59KB)

Download the FNDC submission form (.docx 77KB)