Buller District Council

Old Hector Landfill

7th August, 2019

Buller District Council would like to update the Community on where progress is regarding the Old Hector Landfill.

  • Mayor continues to advocate and work with Minister Sage to explore avenues to minimise cost to ratepayers.
  • There is considerable goodwill being expressed to assist and put in place a solution
  • In terms of the long-term proposal:

o   The engineered armour rock wall is a ‘100 year’ solution

o   Planning approvals are being expedited through WCRC

o   Tender process will commence as soon as funding has been approved

In the short term:

o   The recent sea conditions eroded the sacrificial sand bund

o   The original plan was to restore the sand bund this week

o   Due to forecast weather, the sand bund restoration will be deferred to next week

o   We will continue to actively monitor the situation

Wednesday 7 August 2019



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