Renewal of River Management Operations and Maintenance Consent
Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is seeking resource consents under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) to allow for the continuance of its river management operations and maintenance activities in the following areas:
Area One: covering selected parts of the beds and banks of the rivers of the Ruamahanga River catchment above the Waiohine River confluence, and parts of the beds and banks of the Waiohine River and its tributaries (the Mangatarere, Kaipatangata and Enaki Streams).
Area Two: covering only the dry beaches in selected reaches of several rivers in the Lake Wairarapa and Lake Onoke catchments and Ruamahanga River catchment below the Waiohine River confluence.
The new consents being sought will replace six existing resource consents, which allow for flood protection activities in parts of the Waiohine River, Mangatarere and Kaipatangata Streams, the Waingawa, Waipoua and Upper Ruamahanga Rivers, and also gravel extraction from beaches throughout the entire Ruamahanga River catchment. GWRC is seeking to include parts of the Kopuaranga, Whangaehu and Taueru Rivers as well as Enaki Stream (a tributary of Mangatarere Stream) which are not currently subject to flood protection consents.
Download a copy of the consent application hereDraft Resource Consent Application