Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant notified consent application

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Notification of application for resource consent WGN200229 under section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991

Applicant:
Porirua City Council

Address for service:

Wellington Water Limited

Private Bag 39804

Wellington Mail Centre 5405

Attn: Richard Peterson, richard.peterson@stantec.com


Location:
Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pikarere Street, and the coastal marine area at Rukutane Point, Titahi Bay, Porirua

Map Reference:

NZTM: 1752599.5447150 (Discharge to air)

NZTM: 1753097.5447922 (Discharge to the coastal marine area)


Summary of the proposal

Wellington Water Limited (on behalf of Porirua City Council (PCC)) has applied to Greater Wellington for resource consent for discharges related to the continued operation of the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant (the treatment plant). The treatment plant takes wastewater from the residential and commercial areas of Porirua, and the northern suburbs of Wellington. Consent is required for:

  • Discharge permit for the discharge of a contaminant (odour) to air from the treatment plant
  • Discharge permit for the discharge of treated and partially-treated wastewater to the coastal marine area off Rukutane Point from the operation of the treatment plant.

Odour is generated as the untreated wastewater enters the treatment plant, and within the milliscreen building at the treatment plant. The air discharge consent application proposes to continue current management practices that minimise odour.

The discharges from the treatment plant to the sea relate to the discharge of fully treated and disinfected (by ultraviolet light) wastewater, as well as intermittent discharges of partially treated wastewater until capacity upgrades are completed in June 2023. These intermittent discharges occur when heavy rain significantly increases the volume of wastewater in the system, beyond the capacity of the treatment plant.

Consents Applied for:

  • Discharge permit [36727]: To discharge contaminants to air (odour) from the operation of the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Discharge permit [36816]: To discharge treated and partially-treated wastewater to the coastal marine area from the operation of the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant

Application Documents

The application, including an assessment of environmental effects and all supporting information, can be viewed on this page. Alternatively, hard copies can be viewed at the following places during operating hours:

  • Porirua City Council, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua City

  • Titahi Bay Library, 18A Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay

  • Greater Wellington Regional Council, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Submissions

Any person may make a submission on this application. Submissions can be made online below.

For a paper copy of the submission form to post or hand deliver to Greater Wellington, please contact us on 0800 496 734. For any submission forms not submitted through the Have Your Say website, a copy of your submission must also be served on Porirua City Council (the applicant) as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on Greater Wellington.

Addresses for service:

Greater Wellington (consenting authority)
Porirua City Council (the applicant)

Greater Wellington

PO Box 11646

Wellington 6142


Attn: Manager, Environment Regulation

Notifications@gw.govt.nz

Wellington Water Limited

Private Bag 39804

Wellington Mail Centre 5405


Attn: Richard Peterson,

Richard.peterson@stantec.com


Alternatively submissions may be dropped off in person at the GWRC offices during office hours.

Download a Submission Form or make your submission online below.

Submissions must be received no later than 4.30 pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Your submission may become publicly available if a request for it is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. As a submitter, you are legally required to provide a copy of your full submission, including your personal details to the applicant.

For guidance on writing a submission and the submission process you can refer to the Ministry for the Environment's guidance document at https://environment.govt.nz/publications/making-a-submission-about-a-proposed-plan-or-resource-consent/

For any enquiries about the application or submission process, please contact Ainslee Brown, Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington, on 0800 496 734 or notifications@gw.govt.nz

Notification of application for resource consent WGN200229 under section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991

Applicant:
Porirua City Council

Address for service:

Wellington Water Limited

Private Bag 39804

Wellington Mail Centre 5405

Attn: Richard Peterson, richard.peterson@stantec.com


Location:
Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pikarere Street, and the coastal marine area at Rukutane Point, Titahi Bay, Porirua

Map Reference:

NZTM: 1752599.5447150 (Discharge to air)

NZTM: 1753097.5447922 (Discharge to the coastal marine area)


Summary of the proposal

Wellington Water Limited (on behalf of Porirua City Council (PCC)) has applied to Greater Wellington for resource consent for discharges related to the continued operation of the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant (the treatment plant). The treatment plant takes wastewater from the residential and commercial areas of Porirua, and the northern suburbs of Wellington. Consent is required for:

  • Discharge permit for the discharge of a contaminant (odour) to air from the treatment plant
  • Discharge permit for the discharge of treated and partially-treated wastewater to the coastal marine area off Rukutane Point from the operation of the treatment plant.

Odour is generated as the untreated wastewater enters the treatment plant, and within the milliscreen building at the treatment plant. The air discharge consent application proposes to continue current management practices that minimise odour.

The discharges from the treatment plant to the sea relate to the discharge of fully treated and disinfected (by ultraviolet light) wastewater, as well as intermittent discharges of partially treated wastewater until capacity upgrades are completed in June 2023. These intermittent discharges occur when heavy rain significantly increases the volume of wastewater in the system, beyond the capacity of the treatment plant.

Consents Applied for:

  • Discharge permit [36727]: To discharge contaminants to air (odour) from the operation of the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Discharge permit [36816]: To discharge treated and partially-treated wastewater to the coastal marine area from the operation of the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant

Application Documents

The application, including an assessment of environmental effects and all supporting information, can be viewed on this page. Alternatively, hard copies can be viewed at the following places during operating hours:

  • Porirua City Council, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua City

  • Titahi Bay Library, 18A Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay

  • Greater Wellington Regional Council, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Submissions

Any person may make a submission on this application. Submissions can be made online below.

For a paper copy of the submission form to post or hand deliver to Greater Wellington, please contact us on 0800 496 734. For any submission forms not submitted through the Have Your Say website, a copy of your submission must also be served on Porirua City Council (the applicant) as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on Greater Wellington.

Addresses for service:

Greater Wellington (consenting authority)
Porirua City Council (the applicant)

Greater Wellington

PO Box 11646

Wellington 6142


Attn: Manager, Environment Regulation

Notifications@gw.govt.nz

Wellington Water Limited

Private Bag 39804

Wellington Mail Centre 5405


Attn: Richard Peterson,

Richard.peterson@stantec.com


Alternatively submissions may be dropped off in person at the GWRC offices during office hours.

Download a Submission Form or make your submission online below.

Submissions must be received no later than 4.30 pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Your submission may become publicly available if a request for it is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. As a submitter, you are legally required to provide a copy of your full submission, including your personal details to the applicant.

For guidance on writing a submission and the submission process you can refer to the Ministry for the Environment's guidance document at https://environment.govt.nz/publications/making-a-submission-about-a-proposed-plan-or-resource-consent/

For any enquiries about the application or submission process, please contact Ainslee Brown, Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington, on 0800 496 734 or notifications@gw.govt.nz

  • Making a submission through Have Your Say


    Any person is welcome to make a submission on this application. By completing this online form your submission will automatically be served to Greater Wellington and the applicant (Porirua City Council).

    To make a submission online you will need to register and create an account through the Have Your Say site. As part of registering you will be asked to confirm your account via an email authentication process.

    The personal information you provide when registering to create a Have Your Say account will only be used:

    • For the purpose/s you provide that information
    • For other reasons permitted by the Privacy Act 2020 (e.g. with your consent, for a directly-related purpose, or where the law permits or requires this use).


    The full Privacy Statement can be viewed at https://haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/privacy-statement

    The information you provide as part of your submission will only be used for the purpose of making a decision on the activity proposed by the applicant. However, please note that your submission may become publicly available if a request for it is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

    Fields with a * next to them on the submission form are required information in accordance with Form 13 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003. Your submission will not be considered if this information is not provided in your submission.

    You will receive an acknowledgement email upon submitting this form which will allow you to review your responses. If you wish to make changes to your submission prior to the close of the submissions period on 30 June 2021, please email notifications@gw.govt.nz   


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