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Published: 2007-07-17 00:00:00

Environment Waikato has granted Perry Aggregates Limited resource consents to carry out earthworks at its Waingaro Rd quarry at Ngaruawahia.

The company applied for the consents earlier this year. It also applied to Waikato District Council for an associated land use consent.

The applications were heard at a joint hearing in Ngaruawahia on June 20 by an Environment Waikato commissioner and an independent commissioner appointed by Waikato District Council.

Concerns about noise and dust were raised by a nearby land owner who made a submission at the hearing.

However, after considering all evidence, Environment Waikato commissioner David Peart decided any adverse effects associated with the proposal would be minor.

He noted the work would be temporary in nature and any potential issues relating to noise, dust, storm water run-off and land instability could be avoided, remedied or mitigated, provided resource consent conditions were followed.

Cr Peart was satisfied the proposal would result in the sustainable management of natural and physical resources, and that it was consistent with the Resource Management Act.