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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.
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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.

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