Clutha District Council - RM15.364

Public notice is hereby given pursuant to S.95A Resource Management Act 1991 that the following application for resource consent has been received by Otago Regional Council.

Application No. RM15.364

To discharge up to 680 cubic metres per day under normal flow and up to 1,020 cubic metres per day under wet weather conditions, for the purpose of disposal of treated sewage effluent at the Waihola Oxidation Pond. A term of 35 years has been sought. The proposed discharge permit is to replace Discharge Permit 2002.046 which expired 1 September 2017. The proposal is a discretionary activity under Rules 12.A.2.1 and 12.B.4.1 of the Regional Plan: Water for Otago.

Purpose: Operating Waihola Sewage treatment plant

Location: Lake Waihola, approximately 1.2 kilometres north west of the intersection of Titri Road and Taieri Plains Highway (State Highway 1) Waihola at about NZTM2000 E1376630 N4902704

Legal Description of Property: Crown Land

Reasons for public notification: The Council must publicly notify an application if the activity will have or is likely to have adverse effects on the environment that are more than minor. It is considered that the effects on the environment will be more than minor due to the cumulative effect on water quality.

Full details of this application are also available for inspection at Otago Regional Council, 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin during working hours (8 am to 5 pm). Enquiries may be directed to Alexandra King, Consents Officer by phone to 0800 474 082 or by email to

Submissions on the above application must be received by Otago Regional Council and the applicant (Clutha District Council) no later than 5 pm on Friday 13th September 2019.

Submission forms:

Printable submission form

Electronic PDF submission form (DISCLAIMER: You must have Adobe Acrobat installed onto your computer to use this editable version. This form cannot be filled in on your internet brower. REMEMBER to save the form to your computer after completing then attach and send via email to

Submissions must be forwarded to Otago Regional Council, Private Bag 1954, Dunedin, 9054 or by email to

You must also serve a copy of your submission to the applicant - Clutha District Council, Attention: Gerry Essenberg, by post at PO Box 25, Balclutha, 9240 or by email to

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that:

(a)       adversely affects the environment; and

(b)       does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.


Submissions must be dated and signed (unless submitted electronically) and must include the following information:

  1. Your name, postal address and telephone number (email and fax number if applicable);
  2. Details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission;
  3. Whether it is in support of, or in opposition to the application, or is neutral;
  4. Your submissions, with reasons;
  5. The decision that you wish Council to make; and
  6. Whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission and you must also serve a copy of your submission on the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable.


Consent Application


Further Information Response






Otago Regional Council S42A Report and Appendix 2 Evidence


Otago Regional Council Expert Evidence


Applicants Evidence


Submitters Evidence


Joint Witness Statement


Applicants Right of Reply



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