RiverLink Resource Consents & Notices of Requirement

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06 April 2022

Please note Environment Court protocols regarding attendance. These can be found in full in the document opposite.

16 March 2022

RiverLink has been directly referred to the Environment Court to determine the Resource Consent and Notices of Requirement. This means that the Environment Court is now overseeing the decision making process instead of GWRC. The Environment Court have advised that they are unable to host a dedicated website for RiverLink at this time. In the interest of accessibility to the documents produced as part of the Environment Court process these documents will be posted on this website and will be labelled as 'Environment Court - xxxxx'.

https://www.environmentcourt.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Publications/MfE-The-direct-referral-process-for-submitters-April-2017.pdf

Overview

RiverLink involves the construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure and associated works within the Lower Hutt city centre around Te Awa Kairangi to improve flood resilience, transport connections and to facilitate urban renewal and regeneration of the city. Greater Wellington Regional Council (GW), Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) and Hutt City Council (HCC), have together lodged Notices of Requirement and applications for resource consents for the RiverLink project. In conjunction with RiverLink, HCC has also received a separate application for a Notice of Requirement for an alteration to the boundary of existing designation NZR1 from KiwiRail.

Project description

RiverLink’s three separate but interdependent projects include:

  • Flood protection (GW) – lowering and widening the Te Awa Kairangi river channel and berms, and raising the height of the stopbanks;
  • Melling transport improvements (Waka Kotahi) - a new grade separated interchange and river bridge at Melling, new intersections with local roads and realignments, enhanced pedestrian and cycle routes and better public transport integration at a new Melling Station (aligned with KiwiRail and GW Public Transport); and
  • Urban renewal and revitalisation (HCC) – supporting urban renewal and revitalisation through improved access from the city centre to and alongside the Te Awa Kairangi through the creation of a promenade, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge, a riverside park to supporting future commercial/retail/residential development in the city.

KiwiRail have also sought a Notice of Requirement for an alteration to the boundary of existing designation NZR1 for the purpose of relocating the Melling line to the south east of the existing location.

If you have any question about the application or submission process, please contact Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington on 0800 496 734 or email notifications@gw.govt.nz

06 April 2022

Please note Environment Court protocols regarding attendance. These can be found in full in the document opposite.

16 March 2022

RiverLink has been directly referred to the Environment Court to determine the Resource Consent and Notices of Requirement. This means that the Environment Court is now overseeing the decision making process instead of GWRC. The Environment Court have advised that they are unable to host a dedicated website for RiverLink at this time. In the interest of accessibility to the documents produced as part of the Environment Court process these documents will be posted on this website and will be labelled as 'Environment Court - xxxxx'.

https://www.environmentcourt.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Publications/MfE-The-direct-referral-process-for-submitters-April-2017.pdf

Overview

RiverLink involves the construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure and associated works within the Lower Hutt city centre around Te Awa Kairangi to improve flood resilience, transport connections and to facilitate urban renewal and regeneration of the city. Greater Wellington Regional Council (GW), Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) and Hutt City Council (HCC), have together lodged Notices of Requirement and applications for resource consents for the RiverLink project. In conjunction with RiverLink, HCC has also received a separate application for a Notice of Requirement for an alteration to the boundary of existing designation NZR1 from KiwiRail.

Project description

RiverLink’s three separate but interdependent projects include:

  • Flood protection (GW) – lowering and widening the Te Awa Kairangi river channel and berms, and raising the height of the stopbanks;
  • Melling transport improvements (Waka Kotahi) - a new grade separated interchange and river bridge at Melling, new intersections with local roads and realignments, enhanced pedestrian and cycle routes and better public transport integration at a new Melling Station (aligned with KiwiRail and GW Public Transport); and
  • Urban renewal and revitalisation (HCC) – supporting urban renewal and revitalisation through improved access from the city centre to and alongside the Te Awa Kairangi through the creation of a promenade, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge, a riverside park to supporting future commercial/retail/residential development in the city.

KiwiRail have also sought a Notice of Requirement for an alteration to the boundary of existing designation NZR1 for the purpose of relocating the Melling line to the south east of the existing location.

If you have any question about the application or submission process, please contact Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington on 0800 496 734 or email notifications@gw.govt.nz

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