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Trans-Tasman Resources Limited 2016 application to extract and process iron sand within the South Taranaki Bight

Latest update - 17 January 2017

Hearing Notice

Published on: 17/01/2017

The EPA has issued a hearing notice for the Trans-Tasman Resources Limited marine consents and marine discharge consents application.

View the hearing notice (pdf, 129kb)

Submissions received

Published on: 13/01/2017

An index of submissions received on the TTRL 2016 marine consents and marine discharge consents application is now available. You can view the index using the link below:

DMC Minute 13 Change to confirmation date in hearing procedures

Published on: 10/01/2017

The DMC has extended the date for parties to confirm particular matters (as outlined in DMC Minute 13) with the EPA to 12pm Monday 16 January 2017. DMC Minute 13 can be viewed using the link below:

View DMC Minute 13 (pdf, 175 kb)

As outlined in DMC Minute 13, on 9 January 2017 the DMC received a request from the Fisheries Submitters to make completion and uploading of a list submissions a priority for the EPA. The DMC understand this is a priority for the EPA and the release of a list of submissions will follow shortly.

DMC Minute 12 Hearing locations

Published on: 22/12/2016

The TTRL Decision-making Committee (DMC) has issued DMC Minute 12 outlining the locations for the TTRL application hearing. The hearing will be held in Wellington and New Plymouth. DMC Minute 12 can be viewed using the link below:

As outlined in DMC Minute 11, on 15 December 2016 the DMC received a memorandum from Te Runanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust (Ngāti Ruanui) requesting that a significant proportion of the total number of hearing days be held on a Ngāti Ruanui marae or, at the very least, within the takiwā of Ngāti Ruanui. This request was supported by Te Ohu Kai Moana.   A similar request was made by Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi in their submission.

As outlined in DMC Minute 12 the DMC has decided to respectfully decline the request to hold part of the hearing on a marae and the DMC consider that New Plymouth is the most suitable venue near the takiwā of Maori submitters with mana whenua status.   Further, the DMC would like EPA staff to explore other options for recognising tikanga Māori either inside or outside the hearing context.

TTRL evidence now available​

Published on: 19/12/2016

The evidence provided by TTRL is now available. You can view the evidence using the link below.

Hearing Procedures

Published on: 10/1/2017

The Hearing Procedures for the TTRL application have been issued by the Decision-making Committee (DMC). You can view the Hearing Procedures using the link below. The purpose of these Hearing Procedures is to set the rules and timeframe by which the hearing process will run. On 10 January 2017 the DMC extended the date in the Hearing Procedures (Issue 3) for parties to confirm particular matters as outlined in DMC Minute 13.

Read the TTRL Hearing Procedures Issue 3 (pdf, 360 kb)

DMC Minute 10 in relation to TTRL’s previous application

The DMC has issued DMC Minute 10 outlining that it does not propose to consider documents relating to TTRL's previous application. If any party seeks to rely on the previous application they need to provide a copy of the relevant document (or part(s) of it) to the DMC and the other parties.

Read DMC Minute 10 (pdf, 132 kb)

Further information request response received

The EPA has received TTRL's response to the further information requested on 13 October 2016.  You can view the response using the link below. 

Read TTRL's response (pdf, 979 kb)

Key Issues Report

Released on 30 September 2016, the Key Issues Report is intended to provide a ‘roadmap’ for the DMC in terms of relevant considerations for the key issues and guidance on where to find relevant information on these issues within the application documents.

For more information View the Key Issues Report here.

The application

Learn more about TTRL's application for marine consents and marine discharge consents and view the application documents.

Submissions received

You can view an index of submissions received on the TTRL 2016 marine consents and marine discharge consents application here.

Reports, advice and evidence

Read the reports, advice and evidence provided to the EPA.

The Hearing

You can view information regarding the TTRL 2016 marine consents application hearing here.

Decision-making Committee

The EPA Board appointed a Decision-making Committee to decide whether or not to grant the application.

Previous updates

View previous updates on the application.

Contacts

Key contacts at the EPA for TTRL's application for marine consents and marine discharge consents.