Stevenson Mining Limited's Resource Consent Applications for its Te Kuha Mine Project, Westport
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)
RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS
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
West Coast Regional Council
388 Main South Road
Please note that it is recommended that you make an appointment at the respective council before coming in to view the application.
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
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:
|RC-2016-0098-01||Land Use Consent||Opencast 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-2016-0098-02||Land Use Consent||To build structures and undertake activities in, on, or over the beds of streams and creeks.|
|RC-2016-0098-03||Water Permit||To divert, take, and use mine water, stormwater, and groundwater from within the active pit, access and haul roads, and overburden placement areas.|
|RC-2016-0098-04||Discharge Permit||To discharge treated mine water and stormwater from the water treatment system to Camp and West Creeks.|
|RC-2016-0098-05||Discharge Permit||To discharge contaminants, potentially acid forming material, to land where it may enter surface and/or groundwater.|
|RC-2016-0098-06||Air Discharge Permit||To 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.
|RC160038||Land 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)
20170411_S12073_Te Kuha Resource Consent Application_BDC_WCRC_REVISION A
Amended Land Ownership Figure
Appendix 1 - Certificate of Incorporation
Appendix 10 - Vegetation and Fauna of the Proposed Te Kuha Mine Site
Appendix 11 - Additional Ecological Surveys to Inform a Proposal to Construct an Open Cast Coal Mine at Te Kuha
Appendix 12 - Te Kuha Coal Project, Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects
Appendix 12 - Te Kuha Coal Project, Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects (Graphic Supplement) h
Appendix 13 - Stevenson Mining Ltd, Assessment of Effects of Dust Emissions from Coal Load-Out Facility
Appendix 14 - Te Kuha Mine, Environmental Noise Assessment
Appendix 15 - Mine Design and Planning 1
Appendix 15 - Mine Design and Planning 2
Appendix 15 - Te Kuha Concept Mine Plan
Appendix 16 - Stevenson Mining Ltd, Proposed Access Haul Road Te Kuha Mine, Buller
Appendix 17 - Proposed Te Kuha Mine, Ex-Pit Water Treatment Sumps Preliminary Design and Geotechnical Assessment
Appendix 18 - Te Kuha Mine Project, Westport, Concept Design for Mine Water Treatment Plant
Appendix 19 - Te Kuha Mine Project Goldsim Drainage Model and Predicted Chemistry
Appendix 2 - 482053
Appendix 2 - NL11D25
Appendix 2 - NL2D1312
Appendix 2 - NL7A1082
Appendix 3 - Assessment of the Economic Effects of the Te Kuha Mine Project
Appendix 4 - Te Kuha Mine, Water Management Plan, Information Report (update to Dec 15)
Appendix 5 - Stevenson Mining Limited, Assessment of Effects of Dust Emissions from Coal Mine
Appendix 6 - Proposed Te Kuha Mine, Geotechnical Assessment for Resource Consent Application
Appendix 7 - Te Kuha Mine, Assessment of Aquatic Ecosystems for Access Agreement
Appendix 8 - Te Kuha Mine, Population Studies on Freshwater Crayfish
Appendix 9 - Te Kuha Mine, Assessment of Environmental Impacts on Aquatic Ecological Values
WCRC Application Form 1 - Administration
WCRC Discharge Permit to Discharge Contaminants to Land Application Form
WCRC Land Use Consent for Lake and River Beds Application Form
WCRC Land Use Consent for Tracking Logging Land clearing Land Disturbance Application Form
WCRC Water or Coastal Permit Application to take Surface Water
WCRC Water Permit Application to Divert Water
WCRC Water Permit Application to Take Ground Water
20170327_S12073_Section 92 Response
Amendments to S.92 Response for Landscape
Appendix 1 Climate Data
Appendix 2 Stream Data
Appendix 2 Te Kuha Stream Chemistry and Flow samples
Appendix 2 Te Kuha Stream Conductivity Compiled
Appendix 2 Te Kuha Stream pH Compiled
Appendix 3 CRL groundwater sonde TK-28
Appendix 3 Groundwater Aqualinc report and analyses
Appendix 4 Rock geochemistry
Attachment A - Proposed Coal Loadout Site
Attachment B - Rough and Milne graphic supplement
Attachment B - Rough and Milne memorandum
Attachment C - Mitchell Daysh memorandum
Attachment D - Draft Rehabilitation Management Plan
Attachment E - Palaris memorandum
Attachment F - Golder Associates memorandum
Attachment H - CRL Mine Drainage Management and Treatment Contingency Plan
Attachment I - CRL Waste Rock Management Plan
Final Report on Geochemistry in Response to S92 Additional Information
Te Kuha Mine, Water Management Plan, Information Report (update to Dec 15)