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.
The landfill operator and their consultant have prepared a construction programme for the completion of the already commenced stormwater solution over the next 7 months. The programme of works has been reviewed by GWRC to ensure that it reflects the urgency with which the works are required to be completed and that the works will not create downstream flooding effects. GWRC’s reviewer has confirmed that the construction programme is appropriate and reasonable. The construction programme timetable and a more detailed staging plan are available on this page. The construction of the stormwater diversions is a substantial undertaking and requires the construction of two dams in the headwater streams (to ensure that downstream flooding effects are not exacerbated). All works on the stormwater diversion system are scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2017. Completion of the different stages of work will be as follows:
GWRC will be meeting with the landfill operator and their consultant on site at least once a month to check progress of the works against the programme of works. We will continue to keep you updated as the works progress.
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.