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Willowbank Quarry 2021

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)

As the applications relate to each other, we have provided copies of all Minutes on both web pages for the convenience of the reader. You can find the Application RC7695 - LU0055/20 here.

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 4 issued by the Commissioner on 14 February 2022

Minute 5:

  • Minute 5 issued by the Commissioner on 14 March 2022

Minute 6:

  • Minute 6 issued by the Commissioner on 1 April 2022

PCC & GWRC Response to Minute 4 - 4 March 2022 (posted 4 March 2022)

Applicant Response to Minute 4 - 4 March 2022 (posted 4 March 2022)

GWRC Document: Willowbank Quarry Meeting 2 March 2022 Minutes (posted 4 March 2022)

Administrator Document: Hearing Notice 18 March 2022 (posted 18 March and removed 8 April 2022 due to being outdated and superseded by new Hearing Notice below)

Applicant Document: PCC Draft Conditions for Willowbank Quarry (posted 29 March 2022)

Applicant Document: GWRC Draft Conditions (posted 29 March 2022)

PCC Document: Meeting Minutes - Noise and Vibration 16 March 2022 (posted 29 March 2022)

Applicant Document: Memorandum of Counsel (posted 1 April 2022)

Administrator Document: Willowbank Quarry Hearing Notice 8 April 2022 (posted 8 April 2022)

Key Dates:

18 July 2022 Council S42A reports and evidence due
25 July 2022 Applicant evidence due
1 August 2022 Submitters expert evidence due
9 August 2022 Hearing Commences (9, 10, 12, 15 and 16 August 2022)

Resource consent application

Please note that this consultation 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:

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

Submission Documents

Application documents

Who can make a submission?

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.

How you can have your say:

Submissions closed 5pm on 11 January 2022

You may make a written or electronic submission. The submission must be on Form 13. Copies of this form are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at 16 Cobham Court or here: Form 13.

You can also make an online submission here.

Email submissions can be sent to  Please include “Submission on RC8436 – LU0125/21 – Willowbank Quarry Extension 2021” in the subject line.

Written submissions can be sent to:

Chief Executive
Porirua City Council
PO Box 50218
Porirua 5240

Or handed in at:

Porirua City Customer Services Centre
16 Cobham Court

A copy of your submission must also be served as soon as reasonably practicable on the applicant, whose address for service is:

Willowbank Trustee Limited
c/- Beca Limited
PO Box 3942
Wellington 6140
Attn: Aimee Brown

or emailed to:

Please include your name and contact details and let us know if you would like to attend a hearing to speak in support of your submission.

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm Tuesday 11 January 2022.

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Your privacy

All information provided as part of the submissions process will be publicly available. You can request that certain details are withheld for privacy reasons.