Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit

Status: The Hearing Commissioners granted this application for resource consents for the Bell Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. A version with minor corrections was re-issued on 20 March 2020.

Bell Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

Hearing: Monday 11 November to Wednesday 13 November 2019.

Closed: 30 January 2020

Venue: Beachside Event Centre, 70 Beach Road, Tahuna

[last updated 20 March 2020]


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Application details


Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit.


Bell Island, Waimea Inlet; 150 Bell Island Access, via Best Island; and adjacent coastal marine area.

Legal description

Island No 2 Bell Waimea East District (CT56/193); and coastal marine area.

Consent type, application number and proposal

Details of the proposal are summarised in the public notice, and the resource consents sought include:

Discharge to coastal water (application RM171238)

Replacement for Permit NN000539V2 - Discharge of treated wastewater into Waimea Inlet from Bell Island WWTP.

Discharge to air (application RM171255)

Replacement for Permit NN000541 - Discharge of contaminants (primarily odour) to air from Bell Island WWTP.

Discharge to land (application RM171256)

Replacement for Permit RM071151 - To discharge treated wastewater to land (to the north west of the Bell Island WWTP) by way of irrigation.

Discharge to land (application RM171257)

Discharge of treated wastewater to land via seepage from clay-lined facilities (ponds) at the Bell Island WWTP.

Coastal occupation/structure (application RM171258)

To occupy the coastal marine area and to use and maintain an existing pipe and diffuser outlet structure, required for the discharge to coastal water.

Applicant details

The applicant's contact details are:

c/- Duncan Cotterill, PO Box 5, Christchurch 8140
FAO: Katherine Forward


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