Notified Consents

Stevenson Mining Limited's Resource Consent Applications for its Te Kuha Mine Project, Westport

Hearing Information

The hearing for the Te Kuha Mine resource consent applications will be held from 18-29 September 2017 at the Bridge Club Rooms (12A Lyndhurst Street) Westport.  Please read Panel Memorandum 01 below for details of the hearing panel and a timetable for submission of evidence for all parties.  You will need to meet the schedule of time limits if you wish to be heard at the hearing.

Te Kuha Panel Memorandum 01 (PDF, 100KB)
Te Kuha Submitter Response to Panel Memorandum 01 - Forest and Bird (PDF, 456KB)
Te Kuha Submitter Response to Panel Memorandum 01 - Dept of Conservation and MBIE (PDF, 97KB)
Te Kuha Applicant Response to Panel Memorandum 01 Regarding Site Visit Suggestions (PDF, 131KB)
Te Kuha Panel Memorandum 02 (PDF, 256KB)
Te Kuha Applicant Response to Panel Memorandum 02 (PDF, 134KB)
Te Kuha Submitter Response to Panel Memorandum 02 - Coal Action Network (PDF, 125KB)
Te Kuha Panel Memorandum 03 (PDF, 263KB)
Te Kuha Panel Memorandum 04 - Amendments to Timetable (PDF, 278KB)
Te Kuha Panel Memorandum 05 (PDF, 311KB)‚Äč

Hearing Timetable

Hearing Timetable (PDF, 42KB)

Hearing Evidence

To see the evidence from the Applicant, Submitters and Councils please click here.

RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS

Introduction

Resource consent applications for the Te Kuha Mine Project have been lodged with the West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District Council by Stevenson Mining Limited.

What are the Responsibilities of each of the Councils?

The Regional Council has responsibility for matters such as soil conservation, water flows and water quality, discharges of contaminants, air quality, and those activities affecting riverbeds and natural hazards.  Stevenson Mining Limited have therefore applied to the West Coast Regional Council for resource consents relating to these areas of responsibility, such as the take and use of water, the discharges of contaminants, construction works and structures in the riverbed, and land disturbance, which are covered in more detail in Table 1.

The Buller District Council has responsibility for the control of any actual or potential effects of the use, development, or protection of land, including vegetation cover, amenity values (e.g. noise, landscape and visual impacts), infrastructure, hazardous substances and natural hazards. The resource consent Stevenson Mining Limited have applied to the Buller District Council for is associated with land use activities and is covered in more detail in Table 2.

Resource Consent Applications

Full copies of the resource consent applications and all information forming the complete Te Kuha Mine Project, Westport application can be viewed at the following offices:

Buller District Council
6 Brougham St 
Westport

West Coast Regional Council
388 Main South Road
Greymouth 

Please note that it is recommended that you make an appointment at the respective council before coming in to view the application.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions closed on Thursday 18 May 2017. Please note that any submissions received after this time will be treated as late submissions.  It is possible to apply for a waiver to enable your late submission to be included in the public hearing, but there is no guarantee that a waiver will be granted.  It is recommended that you lodge your submission with the Council(s) before the closing time to ensure that it is included in the public hearing.

To view the submissions please click here.

The Hearing Process

If you tick the box on your submission form indicating that you wish to be heard, then you are indicating that your intention is to present your submission at a hearing on the Stevenson Mining Ltd resource consent applications.

There may be some time lapse between the date of your submission and the date of a joint public hearing.  You will be kept advised of developments over time, and will be informed of the date and location of the joint public hearing once it is scheduled to occur.  You will also be given information about what to bring to the hearing and what you can expect from the hearing process.

The Councils will be relying upon the contact details that you supply with your submission(s) in order to keep you informed about the process leading up to a decision on consent applications, so it is very important that your details are clear when you send in your submission(s).  If you change your address during the process, then please ensure you advise the West Coast Regional Council of your new address.

STEVENSON MINING LTD RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS

Introduction

This section includes details of all notified resource consent applications for Te Kuha coal mine and loadout facility lodged by Stevenson Mining Limited with either the West Coast Regional Council or the Buller District Council. 

Table 1: Resource consents applied for with the West Coast Regional Council associated with Te Kuha:

ReferenceActivityDescription/Location
RC-2016-0098-01Land Use ConsentOpencast coal mining and associated activities including earthworks, land disturbance and vegetation clearance, removal of overburden and coal, construct engineered landforms, construction of access/haul road, rehabilitation and construction and operation of a coal load-out facility (including access, rail siding and a rail load-out facility).
RC-2016-0098-02Land Use ConsentTo build structures and undertake activities in, on, or over the beds of streams and creeks.
RC-2016-0098-03Water PermitTo divert, take, and use mine water, stormwater, and groundwater from within the active pit, access and haul roads, and overburden placement areas.
RC-2016-0098-04Discharge PermitTo discharge treated mine water and stormwater from the water treatment system to Camp and West Creeks.
RC-2016-0098-05Discharge PermitTo discharge contaminants, potentially acid forming material, to land where it may enter surface and/or groundwater.
RC-2016-0098-06Air Discharge PermitTo discharge contaminants, dust and other fugitive emissions to air from the construction and operation of an open cast coal mine.

Table 2: Resource consent applied for with the Buller District Council. 

Consent NumberActivityDescription/Location
RC160038Land Use Consent

Opencast coal mining and associated activities including earthworks, land disturbance and vegetation clearance, removal of overburden and coal, use of hazardous substances, construction of access/haul road, rehabilitation and construction and operation of a coal load-out facility (including access, rail siding and a rail load-out facility)

 

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