Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Final decision on Mackays to Peka Peka proposal


Final decision on Mackays to Peka Peka proposal

Media release 12 April 2013

The Environmental Protection Authority has today issued the independent Board of Inquiry’s final decision and report on the New Zealand Transport Agency’s application for the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway project.

The decision approves the notice of requirement sought by NZTA and grants the resource consents requested, subject to certain conditions.

The application was directed to a board of inquiry as a proposal of national significance by the Minister for the Environment, Amy Adams, in July 2012.

The EPA’s Acting Chair, Kevin Thompson, says there has been a high level of public interest and engagement during the board of inquiry process.

“The Board received and considered more than 700 public submissions, and the hearing lasted for 27 days.”

“It is pleasing the Board reached a decision within the nine-month statutory timeframe,” says Dr Thompson.

“I would like to thank the Chair, Sir John Hansen, and all the Board members, for their effort.”

The final report and decision has been sent to all the parties involved, and is available on the EPA website.
ENDS
Note to editors: The final report and decision are available on the EPA website at the following location: http://www.epa.govt.nz/Resource-management/m2pp/Pages/Final-report-and-decision.aspx

In summary, the Board of Inquiry has confirmed the notice of requirement sought by NZTA and granted 29 resource consents, subject to the imposition of certain conditions that are outlined in the second volume of the decision.

This should be referred to as the independent Board of Inquiry’s decision. The EPA is the facilitator for the board of inquiry process.

Since 2009, boards of inquiry have released decisions on:

The New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd’s proposal
New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Waterview proposal
Contact Energy’s Tauhara II geothermal proposal
Department of Correction’s Wiri Prison proposal
NZTA’s Transmission Gully Plan Change
NZTA’s Transmission Gully Proposal
Mighty River Power Ltd’s Turitea Wind Farm proposal

Contact Wind and Contact Energy Ltd’s Hauāuru mā raki wind farm proposal

A Board of Inquiry is currently considering NZTA’s Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 proposal.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH

The Ministry of Health Gaza expresses its horror and outrage at the latest Israeli massacre moments ago at an UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons in Beit Hanoun. Ten people have been killed and there is a large number of wounded. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news