Notified Consents

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

Decision

Hearing Commissioners Gordon Whiting, John Hudson, and Terry Archer have released the decision on this application. The decision is to Grant the application, subject to the conditions listed in appendix 1 of the appendices.

Te Kuha Decision 21 Nov 2017 (PDF, 1.8MB)
Te Kuha Decision - Appendices (PDF, 4.4MB)

Hearing Information

The hearing for the Te Kuha Mine resource consent applications was held from 18-29 September 2017 at the Bridge Club Rooms (12A Lyndhurst Street) Westport.

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)
Response from DOC-MBIE to Panel Memorandum 05 (PDF, 832KB)
Response from G Ussher to Panel Memorandum 05 (PDF, 95KB)
Response from Forest and Bird to Panel Memorandum 05 (PDF, 337KB)
Response from Applicant to Panel Memorandum 05 (PDF, 15.6MB)
Te Kuha Panel Memorandum 06 - Close of Hearing (PDF, 30KB)

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.

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.

To view the submissions please click here.​

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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