Queenstown Lakes District Council – RM20.164

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.

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Application No. RM20.164.01

To discharge up to 1,800,000 litres per day of treated municipal wastewater to land. The proposal is a discretionary activity under Rule 12.A.2.1 and Rule 12.B.4.1 of the Regional Plan: Water for Otago.

Purpose: To discharge treated municipal wastewater to land for the purpose of disposal of wastewater from Kingston Township

Location: Kingston, approximately 1 kilometre south west of the intersection of the intersection of Kingston Garston Highway (State Highway 6) and Kent Street at about NZTM 1263429E 4970206N (centre point discharge field 1) and NZTM 1264112E 4969779N (centre point discharge field 2).

Legal descriptions of Property: P34 Part Run 323A Kingston Survey District

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 for the following key reasons:

  • There is uncertainty in relation to the actual and potential effects on the catchment from nitrogen leaching.
  • Residential development is proposed on the land to the north of the discharge site.

The Council is also required to notify an application if special circumstances applies. Special Circumstances apply due to likely significant public interest in the consent.

Full details of this application are also available for inspection at Otago Regional Council, 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin during working hours (8am to 5pm) at Alert Level 1 or 2 or are available on the website at all Alert Levels. Enquiries may be directed to Sarah Davidson by phone to 0800 474 082 or by email to sarah.davidson@orc.govt.nz.



Submissions on the above application must be received by Otago Regional Council and the applicant (Queenstown Lakes District Council) no later than 5pm on Monday 11 October 2021.

A submission form is available for download below.

Printable submission form

Electronic PDF submission form


Where to send your submission

Submissions must be forwarded to Otago Regional Council, Private Bag 1954, Dunedin, 9054 or by email to submissions@orc.govt.nz.

You must also serve a copy of your submission to the applicant – Queenstown Lakes District Council, by post at Lowe Environmental Impact, PO Box 29288, Christchurch 8440 or by email to brian@lei.co.nz.

Submissions requirements

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.


Application and other related documents



Otago Regional Council S42A Report and Supporting Evidence

Applicant’s Evidence

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