Willowbank Quarry 2021

Hearing schedule and virtual attendance link

Willowbank Quarry Hearing Notice

Willowbank Quarry Resource Consent Applications Joint Hearing Schedule

Video recordings from each day of the hearing:


If you have any questions or concerns relating to the hearing, please contact the Hearing Administrator ash.morton-adair@poriruacity.govt.nz


Independent Commissioner Appointed

Resource Management Act 1991

Notification of Application for a Resource Consent under Section 95A(3) (a)

Name of applicant: Willowbank Trustee Limited

Council reference: RC8436 – LU0125/21

An independent Panel of Commissioners have been appointed to hear this matter - David McMahon, of Resource Management Group Ltd (RMG) as Chair.

Please note that the Minutes relate to both applications:

  • RC7695 - LU0055/20 (Willowbank Trustee Ltd for the operation and maintenance of Willowbank Quarry and associated access track until 2025)
  • RC8436 – LU0125/21 (Willowbank Trustee Ltd for the continuation of the existing activity and the long-term expansion and operation of Willowbank Quarry)

You can find the Application RC7695 - LU0055/20 website page here.


Key Dates:

22 July 2022 Council S42A reports and evidence due
29 July 2022 Applicant evidence due
5 August 2022 Submitters expert evidence due
15 August 2022 Hearing Commences (15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 August 2022)

Panel Directions

Please refer to the following directions minutes issued by the Commissioner, and the associated responses requested or additional information received:

Minute 1:

Minute 2:

  • Minute 2 issued by the Commissioner on 25 August 2021

Minute 3:

  • Minute 3 issued by the Commissioner on 21 January 2022

Minute 4:

Minute 5:

  • Minute 5 issued by the Commissioner on 14 March 2022

Minute 6:

  • Minute 6 issued by the Commissioner on 1 April 2022

Minute 7:

Minute 8:

  • Minute 8 issued by the Commissioner on 5 August 2022

Minute 9:

  • Minute 9 issued by the Commissioner on 12 August 2022

Minute 10:

  • Minute 10 issued by the Commissioner on 21 August 2022

Minute 11:

Minute 12:

Minute 13:

  • Minute 13 issued by the Commissioner on 6 September 2022

Memos to Panel

Section 42a Reports

Expert Evidence

Rebuttal Evidence

Summary Statements

Porirua City Council

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Karen Williams - Planning

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Simon Button - Landscape

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Jamie MacKay - Terrestrial Ecology

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Malcolm Hunt - Noise

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Sandy Ormiston - Engineering Geology

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Harriet Fraser - Transport

Summary Statement - Porirua City Council - Jon Styles - Vibration

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Summary Statement - Greater Wellington Regional Council - Genevieve Walker - Planning

Summary Statement - Greater Wellington Regional Council - Nicholas Singers - Wetland Ecologist

Summary Statement - Greater Wellington Regional Council - Deborah Ryan - Air Quality

Summary Statement - Greater Wellington Regional Council - Gregor McLean - Erosion and Sediment

Summary Statement - Greater Wellington Regional Council - Michael Greer -Freshwater Ecologist

Applicant

Summary Statement - Applicant - Nathan Baker - Planning

Summary Statement - Applicant - Wade Robertson - Landscape and Visual

Summary Statement - Applicant - Bram Mulling - Ecology

Summary Statement - Applicant - Glenn Pope - Erosion and Sediment

Summary Statement - Applicant - Tim Kelly - Transport

Summary Statement - Applicant - Siiri Wilkening - Acoustics

Summary Statement - Applicant - Mathew Noonan - Air quality

Submitters

Summary Statement - Waka Kotahi - Sarah Jenkin - Planning

Willowbank hearing Updated Summary Statement - Sarah Jenkin - Planning (17.8.22)

Summary Statement - Waka Kotahi - Jason Chow - Transport

Willowbank Quarry Updated Summary Statement - Jason Chow - Transport (17.8.22)

Summary Statement - JEPS - Rebecca Stirnemann - Ecology

Summary Statement - JEPS - David Wanty - Traffic

Summary Statement -JEPS Stuart Keer-Keer - Air Quality

Legal Submissions

Hearing Presentations

Matters Tabled at the Hearing

Tabled letter Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Catchments and Community Trust Tabled Day 1 (11.8.22)

Day 1 (Monday 15 August 2022)

Day 2 (Tuesday 16 August 2022)

Day 3 (Wednesday 17 August 2022)

Day 4 (Thursday 18 August 2022)

Day 5 (Friday 19 August 2022)

Other hearing related documents

Final Draft Conditions and Comments

Applicant's Right of Reply

Resource consent application information

Please note submissions closed 11 January.

Resource Management Act 1991

Notification of Application for a Resource Consent under Section 95A(3) (a)

Name of applicant: Willowbank Trustee Limited

Council reference: RC8436 – LU0125/21

The applicant proposes: Continued long-term operation of the Willowbank Quarry and expansion of the existing quarry footprint.

This will involve the following broad activities:

  • Vegetation clearance and tree removal,
  • Excavation of cut faces, benches and access tracks,
  • Construction of a stream diversion channel,
  • Establishment of two new overburden disposal areas,
  • Upgrade and installation of culverts for stream diversion and access track to fill sites,
  • Deposition of overburden material to the fill sites,
  • Staged expansion and operation of the Willowbank Quarry, and
  • Continued use of access haul road and site intersection with SH58.

Fulton Hogan, as quarry operator, is proposing that the quarry will normally operate from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 6am and 6pm, and on Saturday, between the hours of 6am and 3pm.

The application notes that from time-to-time Fulton Hogan may be required to operate the quarry between 6pm to 10pm to cater for the needs of local projects, which is why hours of operation of 6am to 10pm are being requested. Any blasting activity will only occur between 9am and 6pm.

Resource Consent is required for the proposal as it is not provided for as a Permitted Activity in the Rural Zone in the Porirua City District Plan (the District Plan). The proposal is considered to be a Discretionary Activity pursuant to Rule D4.1.4 of the District Plan.

The application may be inspected at the Porirua City Council, Administration Building, Customer Service Centre (ground floor), Cobham Court, Porirua, between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm.

The Applicant has lodged a separate Resource Consent with the Greater Wellington Regional Council, which is also publicly notified. Further details and information relating to this application can be found on the Wellington Regional Council website: haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/willowbank-quarry

Please contact Ellen Seumanufagai on 04 237 1494 if you have any questions about the application.


Submission Documents

Application documents

How you can have your say:

Submissions closed 5pm on 11 January 2022

Your privacy

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