COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Order 2020

Schedule 9 Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project—Infrastructure Works

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Schedule 9: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project—Infrastructure Works (the project).

Schedule 9 clause 1: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities; and

(b)

Porirua City Council.

Schedule 9 clause 2: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to replace an existing wastewater main that extends from Bothamley Park, Porirua to State Highway 1; and

(b)

to construct and operate a water reservoir near the existing reservoir on Stemhead Lane, Porirua; and

(c)

to construct and operate a wetland for flood risk and stormwater management in Cannons Creek Park, Porirua.

Schedule 9 clause 3: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

4 Description of activities involved in project

(1)

The project involves the following:

(a)

earthworks (including bulk earthworks):

(b)

discharges associated with earthworks:

(c)

works to trim or remove vegetation:

(d)

landscaping, including planting:

(e)

dewatering and discharge of the water onto land or into freshwater:

(f)

works to construct stormwater infrastructure:

(g)

works to discharge stormwater and wastewater onto land or into freshwater:

(h)

works to construct pipes, culverts, and associated reticulation infrastructure:

(i)

works to construct or disestablish crossings of the Kenepuru Stream:

(j)

works to construct a water storage reservoir and associated reticulation infrastructure:

(k)

any other works that are—

(i)

associated with the works described in paragraphs (a) to (j); and

(ii)

within the scope of the project as described in clause 3 of this schedule.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 9 clause 4: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

Schedule 9 clause 4(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at the following locations:

Narrative description of locationLegal description of location
Works to replace the existing wastewater main that extends from Bothamley Park, Porirua to State Highway 1 will occur alongside that existing wastewater main

Lot 276 DP 512438

Lot 277 DP 512438

Lot 273 DP 498135

Lot 1 DP 74452

Lot 1 DP 53734

Lot 113 DP 20024

Lot 1 DP 53735

Sec 1 SO 485063

Sec 2 SO 485063

Lot 2 DP 53736

Lot 1 DP 35097

Lot 232 DP 31478

Works to construct and operate a water reservoir near the existing reservoir on Stemhead Lane, Porirua will occur near that existing reservoir

Sec 20 SO 473623

Lot 4 DP 48340

Lot 7 DP 47873

Works to construct and operate a wetland in Cannons Creek Park, Porirua will occur in Cannons Creek Park

Lot 1 DP 26267

Schedule 9 clause 5: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

6 Further information to be submitted

The following information must be submitted to the panel with any consent application relating to the project (in addition to the information required by clause 9 of Schedule 6 of the Act):

(a)

an ecological assessment, which must cover—

(i)

the short- and long-term effects of the project on the Porirua Stream, the Kenepuru Stream, and the significant natural areas within Bothamley Park and Cannons Creek Park; and

(ii)

the downstream effects of the project on the Porirua Harbour:

(b)

a contaminated sites assessment:

(c)

a traffic impact assessment, which must include a traffic management plan:

(d)

a cultural impact assessment by an author approved by the mana whenua of the Kenepuru Stream:

(e)

an assessment of whether the proposed infrastructure will meet current demand and future demand arising from urban growth:

(f)

an assessment of the project’s likely effects on the hydrology of the Kenepuru Stream and the Porirua Stream, including flooding, erosion, and scour:

(g)

an assessment of the project’s positive effects on the environment, supported by appropriate technical information, including any net benefits to water quality from the proposed wetland in Cannons Creek Park:

(h)

an assessment of any adverse effects from dewatering:

(i)

a landscape and visual assessment of the proposed reservoir:

(j)

a construction management plan for the proposed works:

(k)

an erosion and sediment control plan, which must—

(i)

outline the measures that will be taken to avoid or mitigate adverse effects on significant natural areas and any natural wetlands, including the discharge of sediment to Kenepuru Steam, Porirua Stream, and Porirua Harbour; and

(ii)

be prepared in consultation with Ngāti Toa:

(l)

a master plan of Bothamley Park and Cannons Creek Park, which must—

(i)

show how the wastewater trunk main upgrade and the proposed wetland integrate with the wider improvements being considered for the parks; and

(ii)

have regard to cycleways, recreation areas and facilities, crime prevention through environmental design, safety upgrades, and public access.

Schedule 9 clause 6: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

7 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

An expert consenting panel must invite comments on any consent application relating to the project from the following persons in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act:

(a)

Aotea Residents Association Incorporated:

(b)

Creeksiders (Cannons Creek) Residents Association:

(c)

Porirua Harbour and Catchment Community Trust:

(d)

Ranui Resident’s Association Incorporated:

(e)

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated.

Schedule 9 clause 7: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

8 No further provision required

No further provision is necessary to give effect to decisions made by the Minister under section 24 of the Act in respect of the project.

Schedule 9 clause 8: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

This statement of reasons is published for the purposes of clause 4 of Schedule 3 of the Act

Having considered the application against the criteria in the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) and the Act’s purpose, and having sought and considered written comments from the relevant Ministers, local authorities, Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated, Wellington Water Limited, and the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral for the following reasons:

  • the project will help to achieve the Act’s purpose; and

  • the project will provide 55 to 110 jobs in the first 2 years of construction and up to 260 jobs in the third and fourth years of construction; and

  • the project will increase the capacity of three waters services in eastern Porirua, enabling future urban growth in Porirua and addressing existing capacity and performance issues for infrastructure; and

  • the project is likely to improve environmental outcomes for freshwater quality in the long term as it will reduce wastewater overflows and may improve stormwater quality; and

  • any adverse effects arising from the application (and proposed mitigation measures) can be tested by an expert consenting panel, having regard to Part 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the purpose of the Act.