T and T Landfill - information about the site and water quality issues
T and T Landfills Limited operate a construction and demolition landfill in the Owhiro Stream catchment. The site holds a suite of resource consents to operate from Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council. The site is located at 289 Happy Valley Road.
In addition to T and T, two other landfills operate in the catchment, the Wellington City Council Municipal 'Southern Landfill' and another construction and demolition landfill known as C and D Landfill.
Abatement notice issued to confirm stormwater diversion works
On 30 June 2017, GWRC issued T&T Landfills with an Abatement Notice for works relating to the (currently underway) construction of the all important stormwater diversion works. GWRC have decided to use this 'compliance tool' to reinforce the importance of completing the works in accordance with the staging plan and programme timetable submitted in May 2017. Any breaches of this abatement notice could result in punitive fines to T&T Landfills. The Abatement notice also requires that the consents for the diversion works are in place by January 2018.
The contractors on site have progressed the construction of the stormwater diversion swales in accordance with the work programme. The permanent swale from the Owhiro Stream tributary to the road on the site has been completed. Works on the swale across the landfill face to the western side of the site has commenced. GWRC and the landfills engineer continue to have monthly progress meetings on site.
The following pages aim to provide easily accessible information to the public and community affected by these water quality issues and to assist in understanding the process for reporting environmental incidents to GWRC.
If you have a question or would like to find out more, please contact our Environmental Help Desk at 04 830 4255 or email@example.com.