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Mr P Bull and J Davis (on behalf of Ngati Hei) – Mercury Bay spat catching farm

This application has been publicly notified.

Status of application

Submissions closed on Friday, 17 May 2019.

Submission information is available here for you to download and read:

  1. Overview of Submissions -APP139219 (Whitianga spat farm) [XLSX, 42 KB]
  2. Individual Submissions for APP139219

About the proposal

Peter Bull and Joe Davis (on behalf of Ngati Hei) have applied for a resource consent to erect, use and occupy CMA space with spat catching structures for a spat catching farm at Whauwhau in Mercury Bay. The farm will consist of 3 blocks with an area of 10 hectares each.

Resource consent applications

Application 139219 was lodged on 20 February 2018 and is seeking to erect, use and occupy the CMA space with spat catching structures for a spat catching farm in Mercury Bay, Whitianga.

This application includes an assessment of environmental effects.

Application information

Application information is available here for you to download and read. You can also obtain copies of this information by contacting us on our Resource Use Freephone 0800 800 402.

If you have further questions or would like more information about this application, please contact Christin Atchinson at Waikato Regional Council (0800 800 402).

Resource consent application and assessment of environmental effects (AEE)

The consent application lodged with Waikato Regional Council is:

The consent application:

Consent application - Forms A - C [PDF, 1.8 MB]
Consent application - Assessment of environmental effects and ecological report [PDF, 9 MB]
Consent application - Report on scoping survey [PDF, 1.9 MB]
Consent application - Landscape and visual assessment - part A [PDF, 6.6 MB]
Consent application - Landscape and visual assessment - part B [PDF, 11 MB]
Consent application - Landscape and visual assessment - part C [PDF, 7.5 MB]

Further information: 

Further information: Survey Plan [PDF, 1.9 MB] 
Further information: Supplementary Ecological Report  [PDF, 1.7 MB]
Further information: Various  [PDF, 386 KB]
Further information: Landscape  [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Further information: Wharf Useage [PDF, 207 KB]

Further Information Requested by Waikato Regional Council:

Further information request: Various [PDF, 204 KB]
Further information request: Consultation [PDF, 200 KB]
Further information request: Ecology and Landscape [PDF, 915 KB]
Further information request: Wharf Useage [PDF, 225 KB]

Further information following submissions

Advice sought by Applicant on Navigation and Safety and Harbourmaster’s response:  

Advise sought by Applicant on Navigtion and Safety from MNZ and Harbourmaster [PDF, 688 KB]

Harbourmaster Response to Advice Request by Applicant [DOCX, 13 KB]

Applicant’s legal opinion on Precedent, Alternatives, Coastal Plan matter, Sea Change:

Applicant's legal opinions on Precedent, Coastal Plan matter, Sea Change and Alternatives  [PDF, 427 KB]

Lighting information by Sensor Systems Limited [PDF, 135 KB]

Lighting information by Sensor Systems Limited - Appendix [PDF, 477 KB]

Reversibility of effects [PDF, 423 KB]

Reversibility of effects - Appendix 1 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Reversibility of effects - Appendix 2 [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Reversibility of effects - Appendix 3 [PDF, 4.2 MB]

Green-lipped mussel biology, the mechanics of spat catching and the importance of mussel spat supply [PDF, 231 KB]