Rule 38 Major disturbance of foreshore and seabed
Major disturbance of foreshore and seabed (excavate, drill, move, tunnel etc.), including any removal of sand, shell or shingle within the Lambton Harbour Development Area, Commercial Port Area, Harbour Entrance or Hutt River Mouth Area
Any activity involving, in any 12 month period, disturbance, other than for maintenance dredging, of foreshore and seabed, including any removal of sand, shell or shingle, or other material:
(1) in volumes greater than 300,000 cubic metres; or
(2) extracted from areas equal to or greater than 10 hectares; or
(3) extending 10,000 metres of more over foreshore or seabed; and
(4) proposed for an area of the coastal marine area within the Commercial Port Area, Lambton Harbour Development Area, Harbour Entrance Area, or Hutt River mouth area [these maps can be downloaded from Rule 37]
is a discretionary activity.
The Hydrographer of the Royal New Zealand Navy shall be notified when consent is granted, when dredging commences and when work is completed.
For the purpose of this clause, maintenance dredging means any dredging of the bed of the sea necessary to maintain water depths to previously approved levels, for the safe and convenient navigation of vessels, in navigation channels and at berthing and mooring facilities, including marina developments.