Proposal overview Plus
Proposal number:
Proposal name:
Mighty River Power Turitea Windfarm Board of Inquiry
Primary organisation:
Mighty River Power Limited - Head Office
Proposal type:
Change or cancel conditions
Proposal state:
Proposal Close-Out
Application decision:
Approved in Part
Date decision notified:
Proposal description:
In August 2008, Mighty River Power Ltd lodged resource consent applications to construct, maintain and operate a wind farm in the Turitea Reserve and adjoining farmland near Palmerston North. The Minister for the Environment, Hon Nick Smith, called in the applications and referred them to an independent Board of Inquiry.
Latest website update on proposal:
The proposed Turitea wind farm comprised up to 121 wind turbines. It traverses public and private land located within the Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Palmerston North City and Tararua District. The role of the Board of Inquiry was to consider submissions on the proposed wind farm, hold public hearings and make a final decision. The Board was chaired by Judge Shonagh Kenderdine and the Board members were Richard Heerdegen, John Hudson, Chris Shenton and David Bunting. The Board of Inquiry has released its final decision on the Turitea Wind Farm. A total of 60 turbines have been approved, 33 turbines at the northern end of the site and 27 turbines at the southern end.