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​​​​​​​State of the Environment Reporting ​

Read about State of the Environment Reporting​ undertaken in 2017 and 2018.​

Changes to District Plan

​​Application to remove a heritage item from the District Plan Schedule

Currently, the Ashburton District Plan lists the ​Peter Cates Grain Store at 229-241 West Street, Ashburton in its Schedule of Heritage buildings/items (H9, Appendix 12.1). The application, which follows, seeks to remove that listing on the basis that its current owner is unable to make an economic return given the costs of retaining and refurbishing the building to rentable state.

The application has been made to the Environment Court under section 85 of the Resource Management Act. It follows an earlier application for resource consent to demolish the building that was declined by the Council (LUC15/0006). An appeal by the current owner against that decision was subsequently withdrawn prior to the lodging of the section 85 application.

While the application is to be heard by the Environment Court, the Council has been asked to 'host' the application, along with any submissions and hearing documents, including any minutes and directions from the Court, on its website. Accordingly, all documents relevant to the application will be posted below and may be accessed by any party or the general public.

If you have any queries regarding the application, please contact the applicant (C/- the address for service in the application), or the Environment Court Registrar at Christchurch regarding the lodging of submissions.​

Section 85 Application: Part 1 and Part 2
Public Notice
Form 37

Designation

There are currently no notified designation applications.

Resource consents​​

Application for resource consent, 1 Queens Drive, Ashburton​

Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991​

The Ashburton District Council has received the following application for resource consent:

Applicant: Jonathan Ross Moore & Susan Jayne Moore
Address for service: 40 Farm Road ASHBURTON 7700
Application number(s): LUC18/0095
Location: 1 Queens Drive ASHBURTON 
Legal Description: Lot 2 DP 22691

Details of proposed activity and types of consents:
Application to establish and operate commercial activities (professional offices) with associated landscaping, signage and car parking, within the Residential C zone.

Full details of the application can be viewed at:

  • Rakaia Mobil Petrol Station, 50 Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia

  • Ashburton District Council, Ground Floor, 5 Barring Square West, Ashburton

  • Methven iSite, 160 Main Street, Methven

  • Ashburton District Council website

If you have any queries about the application please phone Ashburton District Council on 03 307 7700 and ask to speak to Laura Lowe, Planning Team.

Making a submission:
Any person may make a submission on the application. You may do so by sending a written submission to Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740, and Attention: Planning Team.​ Fill out a submission form.

View the newspaper public notice
View the Resource Consent application form 
Site info photos 
View the preliminary design
Certificate of Title
Further info

Note that a copy of the submission must also be sent to the applicant at the address for service stated above as soon as reasonably practicable.​

Submission closing date:
Ashburton District Council must receive your submission no later than 5pm, 7 February, 2019​​.​

Ian Hyde - District Planning Manager​

Joint Notification (Environment Canterbury and Ashburton District Council)

The Canterbury Regional Council and Ashburton District Council have received an application from Rangitata Diversion Race Management Limited (RDRML) for a suite of resource consents relating to the publicly notified proposal for resource consents CRC170651-CRC170662 and LUC16C/0067 to construct, use and maintain the Klondyke Storage Pond.

This publicly notified application will be heard together at a hearing with the application for resource consents CRC170651-CRC170662 and LUC16C/0067.

The additional application relates to a proposal for the:

a. construction, use and maintenance of a replacement fish screen consisting​ of a Mechanical Rotary Fish                 Screen ('Fish Screen') associated with the operation of the Rangitata Diversion Race;
b. discharge of water and sediment to the Rangitata River associated with the emergency discharge from the           proposed Klondyke Storage Pond; and
c. the use of water in the RDR canal and the amendment of existing resource consent CRC011237 to remove             the requirement for the existing Bio Acoustic Fish Fence.

The proposed Fish Screen is located at 108 Klondyke Road and on the banks of the Rangitata River, while the water storage facility will be located adjacent to Montalto Road, at or about map reference Topo50 BY19:6150-4409.

The decisions by the Independent Commissioners delegated to hear these applications have now been released. View a copy of the decision

Joint Notification (Environment Canterbury and Ashburton District Council)

The Canterbury Regional Council and Ashburton District Council have received an application from Rangitata Diversion Race Management Limited (RDRML) for a suite of resource consents to construct, maintain and operate a large water storage facility (which could store up to 53 million cubic metres) on the eastern side of the Rangitata River near Klondyke. 

The water storage facility will be located adjacent to Montalto Road, at or about map reference Topo50 BY19:6150-4409. The water storage facility is expected to supply water for a variety of purposes. Water from the facility will be made available to existing irrigators (to improve their reliability), and may be made available for additional irrigation (in Mid-Canterbury and South Canterbury) as well as for projects such as Targeted Stream Augmentation and Managed Aquifer Recharge. 

Resource consent is, however, only being sought for the water storage facility and a series of associated activities (please see  below).  The use of the water from the water storage facility will be subject to resource consent applications, or will occur in accordance with existing resource consents.

In addition, RDRML has sought the resource consent necessary for it to:

  1. Take an additional 10 cubic metres per second from the Rangitata River, when the flow exceeds 142.6 cumecs;
  2. Raise the bund height of, and/or widen a reach of the Rangitata Diversion Race canal so it can convey the proposed additional take from the Rangitata River to the proposed water storage facility;
  3. Replace the existing 'BAFF' fish screen with an engineered bund / infiltration gallery, and to construct a new fish return channel;
  4. Construct and operate a white water facility and associated amenities;
  5. 'Remove' a length of Shepherds Bush Road and re-establish it further to the South;
  6. Make modifications to a series of intersections / the roads on the transportation networks leading to the proposed site of water storage facility;
  7. Establish a six hectare ecological refuge, incorporating a lizard sanctuary, additional terrestrial habitat and wetland habitat on the lower terrace, adjacent to the Rangitata River;
  8. Establish three landscape buffers; and
  9. Construct an emergency spillway / sluicing channel within the banks and bed of the Rangitata River.

The applications have been provided the following application numbers:

ADC Resource Consent Application: LUC16/0067

Environment Canterbury Resource Consent Applications: CRC170655; CRC170656; CRC170657; CRC170658; CRC170659; CRC170660; CRC170661; CRC170662.

 The decisions by the Independent Commissioners delegated to hear these applications have now been released. View a copy of the decision

Click here​ to view the list of Resource Consents granted under delegated authority for the month of December.

Page reviewed: 10 Jan 2019 4:35pm