Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) proposed an iron sand mining project in the South Taranaki Bight, to mine iron ore from the seabed and process it aboard a floating production, storage and offloading vessel prior to export.
Appeal lodged by TTR with High Court
Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd lodged an appeal on 8 July 2014 with the High Court in Wellington of the EPA’s decision to refuse their marine consent application under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.
A copy of that appeal has been served on the EPA because the EPA is a party to any appeal on a marine consent application.
The High Court has rules on when appeals and related documents can be made publicly available prior to an appeal being determined by the Court. As such, any requests for documentation relating to the appeal should be directed to the High Court in Wellington or TTR rather than the EPA. In addition, any queries about timing for the appeal need to be directed to the High Court in Wellington.
Trans-Tasman Resources decision - 18 June 2014
The decision on the Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd marine consent application is now available. The Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority to hear and determine the marine consent application has refused consent.
Further details about the decision, and a link to the decision, can be found here:
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