Buller District Council

Consultations currently being undertaken by Council

Draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan

All Councils are required under the Waste Minimisation Act (WMA) 2008 to consider the current situation with regards to waste minimisation and management in their area and set out how they will progress efficient and effective waste management and minimisation.

This process is documented in a Waste Assessment and future direction and actions are set out in a Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP).

The prior Waste Assessment on each West Coast district was carried out in 2011/2012 and final WMMPs were adopted by the Buller, Grey and Westland Districts in 2012 (following public consultation).

These waste assessments and WMMPs need to be reviewed and adopted every six years.

Why is this being proposed?

A joint WMMP can be developed as an efficient and effective way for Councils to complete strategic planning for waste minimisation and management. This time round Buller, Grey and Westland District Councils have elected to proceed with a regional approach for the required review.

Each Waste Assessment evaluated current quantities and composition of waste and diverted materials in the district, existing services, future demand for services and practicable options for addressing the various waste and diverted materials streams.

These Waste Assessments have been reviewed and updated in the form of a Regional Waste Assessment to reflect the changes that have occurred locally, regionally and nationally since 2011/2012 and also to meet the requirements of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA).

A WMMP must contain a summary of Council’s waste management and minimisation objectives, policies, methods and funding to achieve effective and efficient waste management and minimisation within the district. The WMMP must also include a commitment to waste minimisation through consideration of the waste hierarchy and must have regard to the New Zealand Waste Strategy and the most recent Waste Assessment undertaken by Council. In addition, Councils must ensure that nuisance is not caused by the collection, transport and disposal of waste.

The draft West Coast Regional Waste Assessment describes the waste situation, sets out vision, goals objectives and targets for the Region and develops options for meeting future demand.

The draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan summarises the information presented in the Waste Assessment and adds an action plan.

The purpose of the WMMP is to provide the basis on which future policies, service provision and facilities will be provided to manage the Region’s waste and to minimise the quantities requiring disposal while making the best use of Council’s resources and fostering sustainability.

What is being proposed?

The Regional Waste Assessment has identified that over 15,000 tonnes of waste was generated in the West Coast Region in 2016. Around 70% of this waste went to the landfill, with the remainder diverted, either by recycling or composting. This diversion occurs predominantly through recycling at kerbside and transfer stations and recovery green waste for mulch or compost.

Please read the full summary of proposal and supporting documents for details on the issues involved and the proposed targets and action plan (available for download below). The Draft Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan and Waste Assessment are also available below.

Vision

The overall vision of the WMMP is:

To deliver community benefits and reduce waste. West Coast businesses and households will be provided with efficient and effective waste minimisation and management services.

Have your say

We want to hear feedback from our communities on the draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan. Key questions include:

  1. Do you agree with the Council’s vision for waste minimisation and management?
  2. Have the Councils set the right targets for waste minimisation and management?
  3. Councils regularly consider a range of options for managing waste that cannot be reused or recycled.  What are the key considerations Council should take into account?
  4. The draft Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan commits Councils to considering a range of additional activities. What would you support being introduced in the West Coast Region?

We want to hear from as many people as possible before a decision is made, so please have your say today.

All submissions must be in writing. Submissions can be made by completing the easy online survey or by filling out paper survey forms available for download below or can be picked up from your local Council.

You are welcome to speak in person in support of your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission. Submissions will be heard and considered at a hearing after the closing date – final date to be confirmed.

Submissions close at 5pm on 18 August 2018.

Every submission made to the Council will be acknowledged in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, copied and made available to the public.

Summary Of Proposal Regional Draft Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (86Kb)
Submission Form Draft Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (64Kb)
Draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (1.29Mb)
West Coast Regional Waste Assessment (1.98Mb)

 

 

 


Previous consultations

Te Kuha Mine decision

Commissioners Gordon Whiting, John Hudson, and Terry Archer have released the decision on the Te Kuha Mine Project.  The decision is to grant the consents sought by Stevenson Mining Ltd, subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the Appendices document.

The decision can also be viewed on the Regional Council’s website www.wcrc.govt.nz/tekuha-mine

Rates Overhaul Project

During 2014 Buller District Council went out to the ratepayers and asked what they thought about changing the rating system.  The ratepayers came back and said another system for calculating rates could make it more reasonable for everyone, but felt that the options presented during that consultation period weren’t approriate.

Council has re-grouped and developed another proposal that it feels is much more robust and appropriate.  This proposal is now being and ratepayers are encouraged to provide their views on the proposal.

Consultation documents and submission forms can be found by clicking here.
Or you can make a submission online by clicking here

Please read the Consultation Document and/or Summary of the Consultation Document before providing your feedback.

If you wish to supply further feedback and information email ratesoverhaul@bdc.govt.nz  or drop into any Council offices in Westport or Reefton.

Consultation Period:

Consultation on this proposal is now open with submissions being received no later than  4:30pm Monday 18 December 2017.

Council is seeking community views on the following Bylaws:

Further information on each proposal is available by clicking on the link above.

Written submissions on the proposals are invited and must be received by Council during the submission period which opens Monday 6 November 2017 and closes 4.30pm on Friday 8 December 2017.

Submissions can be made via the links below

Submitters who wish to be heard will be given the opportunity to address Council in support of their submission.

 

Council is seeking community views on the following proposals:

Further information on each proposal is available by clicking on the link above.

Written submissions on the proposals are invited and must be received by Council during the submission period which opens Wednesday 18 October 2017 and closes 4.30pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Submissions can be made via the links below

Submitters who wish to be heard will be given the opportunity to address Council in support of their submission.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION CONCERNING RESOURCE CONSENT RC170036

Section 95C Resource Management Act 1991

Buller District Council has received an application from Stuart Keith Hedges for a land use resource consent.

The application is for consent to run a commercial jet boating operation on the Karamea River, and to erect associated signage.  Access to the launch site is via 71 Waverley Street, Karamea, being the Last Resort.  The operating limit of the activity is approximately from the Last Resort to the point where Virgin Creek meets the Karamea River.  The proposal is to run up to two 18km, 40 minute round trips per day, with the activity operating up to five days per week between the 1st December and the 31st March annually.  Signage would be placed at the launch site, outside the Last Resort and by the existing Last Resort sign on the Karamea Highway. The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.  The application may be inspected at the Council’s Westport office or by Clicking here (6.91Mb).  Please contact Jacob Neaves – Planner on (03) 788 9111 if you have any questions about the application.

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that—

(a)  adversely affects the environment; and

(b)  does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written submission to Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866; or planning@bdc.govt.nz.  The submission must be on Form 13.  A copy of this form is available from the Council office or below.

Form 13 Submission on Public or Limited Notification (292Kb)
170036 Public Notice (85Kb)
MfE Everyday Guide to the RMA – Making a Submission about a Resource Consent Application (490Kb)

Submissions close on 10 November 2017.

You must serve a copy of your submission on Stuart Keith Hedges (the applicant), whose address for service is 904 Motueka River West Bank Road, RD 1, Motueka 7196, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the Council

STEVENSON MINING LIMITED’S RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS FOR ITS TE KUHA MINE PROJECT, WESTPORT

The hearing for the Te Kuha Mine resource consent applications will be held from 18-29 September 2017 at the Bridge Club Rooms (12A Lyndhurst Street) Westport. Please click the link below for further information.

www.wcrc.govt.nz/TeKuha-Mine

 

 

STEVENSON MINING LIMITED’S RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS FOR ITS TE KUHA MINE PROJECT, WESTPORT – PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

Please click the link below to obtain the necessary information for you to make a submission on any of the resource consent applications, lodged by Stevenson Mining Ltd for its Te Kuha Mine Project (Te Kuha), Westport, that were publicly notified on 19 April 2017.

www.wcrc.govt.nz/TeKuha-Mine

 

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