Great Barrier groups consulted on marine dumping application
EPA has been notified of two appeals to the High Court around a marine dumping consent that was granted to Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) to dump sediment, made up of sand and mud, 25 kms offshore Great Barrier Island.
General Manager of Climate, Land & Oceans Siobhan Quayle said: “CRL already holds a consent, which expires in 13 years, to dispose of 50,000 cubic metres of dredged sediment annually at the approved site, known as the Northern Disposal Area.
“In June 2018 CRL applied to the EPA to expand its operation to 250,000 cubic metres annually, which was publicly notified on 30 July 2018.
“During this time we directly notified a number of iwi groups of the application. EPA staff went to Great Barrier Island and engaged with the Great Barrier Local Board on the application during the submission process,” Ms Quayle said.