Discharges to Air from Specified Premises or Processes

To ensure that discharges are carried out with the least possible effect upon air quality, discharges to air from industrial or trade premises require authorisation through the Council's resource consent application process.

Activites Requiring Authorisation

Obtaining a resource consent for specified activities ensures that some control is put in place so that the general public and the environment won't be subjected to adverse effects.  The industrial or trade activities that require consent includes:

  • treatment or disposal of waste
  • composting operations over 50 cubic metres
  • manufacture of cement, fertiliser, milk powder, other milk-derived products, and rubber goods
  • manufacture of timber-derived products, pulp or paper
  • mechanical drying of timber
  • fish, fishmeal or food and vegetable processing plants, rendering, tanneries, fellmongeries, and skin or hide processing
  • woolscourers and dag crushers
  • manufacture of organic or inorganic chemicals
  • spraying of paint and similar coatings
  • crematoria
  • asphalt plants
  • commercial potteries
  • hot dip galvanising
  • dry cleaning where dry cleaning fluid use exceeds 500 millilitres per day
  • disposal of radioactive substances
  • manufacture of soaps or detergents
  • use of disocyanates or organic plasticisers
  • manufacture of aluminum, steel, fibreglass, glass or frit
  • sintering, calcining or roasting of metal ores
  • smelting of any metal or metal alloy, including scrap metal
  • carbonisation, gasification, refining, purification or reforming of natural gas, petroleum oil, shale, coal, wood or other carbonaceous materials
  • smelting or burning of calcium or calcium magnesium carbonates to pure calcium or magnesium oxides or hydroxides

Resource Consent

Once a resource consent is obtained and granted, managing your resource consent effectively is very important.