Raglan’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) discharge consent expires in February 2020. Council as the asset owner is now working on its application to Waikato Regional Council, who is the regulatory body that issues resource consents.
What we’re doing about it
Assessing the options available to us makes up a large part of the investigations required for the consent application process. Therefore, Council has engaged planning, environmental and engineering experts Beca to assist us in putting together our resource consent application, along with other specialist sub-consultants to help with land suitability, marine modelling, public health and coastal ecology investigations and assessments.
Council are now seeking to engage with iwi, stakeholders and the public. Initial discussions have been held with local iwi and the community board. Stakeholders that are identified as having an interest will be directly communicated with soon as we work through this process. The wider community will also have the opportunity to be kept informed and discuss the project with our team at public drop-in sessions (see the dates below).
March - April: Develop Strategy (consent and stakeholder engagement)
March - July: Develop and assess options
June - July: Confirm preferred option
August - September: Effects assessments of preferred option
September - October: Draft Assessment of Environmental Effects
October: Finalise Assessment of Environmental Effects
More details coming soon!