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  • Meat Processing Plant Discharge Consents

    Application and Assessment of Environmental

    Effects

    Prepared for

    AFFCO New Zealand Limited

    Prepared by

    Version 5, Final. March 2015

  • Meat Processing Plant Discharge Consents Application and Assessment of Environmental Effects

    AFFCO New Zealand Limited

    This report has been prepared for AFFCO New Zealand Limited by Lowe Environmental Impact (LEI). No liability is accepted by this company or any employee or sub-consultant of this

    company with respect to its use by any other parties.

    Quality Assurance Statement

    Task Responsibility Signature

    Project Manager: Hamish Lowe

    Prepared by: Katie Beecroft, Peter Hill

    Reviewed by: Hamish Lowe

    Approved for Issue by: Hamish Lowe

    Status: Final

    Prepared by:

    Lowe Environmental Impact P O Box 4467 Palmerston North 4462

    Ref: RE-10146-ANZ-App_and_AEE-150330-Final.docx

    | T | [+64] 6 359 3099

    Job No.: 10146

    | E | office@lei.co.nz | W| www.lei.co.nz

    Date: March 2015

    Revision Status

    Version Date Reviewer What Changed & Why

    5, Final 30/03/2015 HL Revised proposed consent conditions.

    4 23/02/2015 HL Responses to Horizons comments on earlier draft.

    3 15/09/2014 HL ANZ; update river structures and details.

  • 2 10/08/2014 HL Changes made from internal ANZ review. Added discharge

    structure detail based on discussions with HRC

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1 APPLICATION .......................................................................................... 7

    2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................ 1

    3 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................... 7

    3.1 Purpose .................................................................................................................. 7

    3.2 Background ............................................................................................................. 7

    3.3 Existing Consents ..................................................................................................... 7

    3.4 Scope ..................................................................................................................... 9

    4 DESCRIPTION OF THE RECEIVING ENVIRONMENTS ........................... 10

    4.1 Location ................................................................................................................ 10

    4.2 Topography ........................................................................................................... 10

    4.3 Legal Descriptions .................................................................................................. 10

    4.4 Neighbourhood ...................................................................................................... 11

    4.5 Climate ................................................................................................................. 12

    4.6 Geology ................................................................................................................ 13

    4.7 Soils ..................................................................................................................... 13

    4.8 Hydrogeology ........................................................................................................ 14

    4.9 Hydrology ............................................................................................................. 14

    4.10 Surface Water Quality ............................................................................................ 15

    4.11 River Ecology......................................................................................................... 18

    4.12 Land Use and Vegetation ........................................................................................ 19

    4.13 Social and Cultural Environment .............................................................................. 19

    4.14 Recreational Use and Public Access ......................................................................... 19

    5 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES .................................... 21

    5.1 General ................................................................................................................. 21

    5.2 MWE Production, Collection, Treatment and Storage ................................................. 21

  • 5.3 MWE Flow and Quality ........................................................................................... 22

    5.4 Combined Land and Water Discharge (CLAWD) ........................................................ 23

    5.5 Discharge to Land .................................................................................................. 24

    5.6 Discharge to Groundwater ...................................................................................... 27

    5.7 Discharge to Surface Water .................................................................................... 29

    5.8 Discharge to Air ..................................................................................................... 32

    5.9 Proposed River Discharge Structure ......................................................................... 33

    6 CONSIDERATION OF ALTERNATIVES ................................................... 35

    6.1 General ................................................................................................................. 35

    6.2 Optimisation .......................................................................................................... 36

    6.3 Pond Seepage Options ........................................................................................... 37

    6.4 Air Discharge Options ............................................................................................. 38

    6.5 River Discharge Structure Options ........................................................................... 38

    7 STATUTORY PROVISIONS ..................................................................... 39

    7.1 Resource Management Act ..................................................................................... 39

    7.2 National Policy Statements and National Environmental Standards ............................. 39

    7.3 Regional Policy Statement ...................................................................................... 39

    7.4 Regional Plan ........................................................................................................ 40

    7.5 District Plan ........................................................................................................... 41

    8 ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ....................................... 42

    8.1 Receiving Environments ......................................................................................... 42

    8.2 Sensitivities of the Receiving Environments .............................................................. 42

    8.3 Summary of Discharge Effects ................................................................................ 44

    8.4 The Discharge of MWE to Land by Irrigation ............................................................ 44

    8.5 The Discharge of MWE to Groundwater by Pond Seepage ......................................... 45

    8.6 The Discharge of MWE to Surface Waters of the Oroua River..................................... 52

  • 8.7 Effects on Habitats ................................................................................................. 53

    8.8 Effects on Infrastructure ......................................................................................... 54

    8.9 Effects on Amenity, Community, Cultural and Heritage Values ................................... 55

    8.10 Effects on Air Quality .............................................................................................. 56

    9 MITIGATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ........................................ 57

    9.1 Effects on Soil ....................................................................................................... 57

    9.2 Effects on Groundwater .......................................................................................... 57

    9.3 Effects on Surface Water ........................................................................................ 58

    9.4 Effects on Air Quality .............................................................................................. 59

    9.5 Effects of Riverbed Structures ................................................................................. 59

    10 MONITORING PROPOSED ..................................................................... 61

    10.1 Monitoring of Discharge to Land .............................................................................. 61

    10.2 Monitoring of Discharge to Air ................................................................................. 61

    10.3 Monitoring of Discharge to Groundwater .................................................................. 61

    10.4 Monitoring of Discharge to Surface Water ..........................................