Resource Consents and Compliance

Aquanet offers technical expertise to regional councils, local and territorial authorities and the private sector for the preparation and review of Assessment of Environmental Effects and Compliance assessments.

Aquanet has been involved in a large number of resource consent applications for:
  • Discharges of municipal wastewater to land and/or water
  • Discharges of industrial wastewater to land and/or water from meat industries, food industries, tanneries, pulp mills, etc.
  • Discharges of stormwater from urban areas
  • Discharges of stormwater from industrial and trade premises
  • Discharges of sediment to water from a range of activities, including riverworks, windfarms quarries, vegetable washing operations, etc.

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Recent relevant examples below.

Main Projects

Tararua District Council Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Aquanet Team has prepared Assessment of Environmental Effects in relation to the discharges of treated wastewater from the Pahiatua, Eketahuna, Norsewood and Woodville wastewater treatement plants. 

Dr Olivier Ausseil presented expert evidence to the hearings for the Pahiatua and Eketahuna resource consent applications. 

Ruapehu District Council Wastewater Treatment Plants, Water takes and Water Treatment Plants

Since 2013, we have been engaged by  Ruapehu District Council to manage the re-consenting of the council's wastewater treatment plants, water takes and water treatement plants. The series of projects has involved the preparations of Assessment of Environmental Effects, the coordination of inputs from other specialists, moniotring and reporting.  Ongoing consultation with the council's iwi partners via teh Wai Group  has been a central part of the process. 

Wairarapa wastewater discharges

A series of resource consent applications for discharges of treated domestic wastewater to streams and rivers from the towns of Carterton, Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston in the Wairarapa are currently being assessed or heard by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Greater Wellington Regional Council has appointed Dr Olivier Ausseil as its water quality expert to review the applications and present expert evidence.