Submitting on Notified Consents
Hawke's Bay Regional Council publicly notifies resource consent applications when it is determined that the adverse effects will be, or are likely to be, more than minor. This is when the community has an opportunity to make submissions for or against the proposal.
Notices of any publicly notified resource consent applications are published in local newspapers and on this website (see below). Notices are usually in the newspaper serving the district where the proposed activity is to take place - most often Hawke's Bay Today and/or the local community paper.
Anyone can make a submission on a publicly notified resource consent application. This is a formal process. Please supply your submission to HBRC by the published due date.
Currently Publicly Notified Consents
Te Mata Mushroom Company Ltd - Submissions Closed
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received an application from Te Mata Mushroom Company Ltd for a resource consent to discharge contaminants in to the air from a composting and mushroom growing operation, and associated activities, at their Brookvale Road, Havelock North plant. This is being publicly notified on 13 May 2017.
21 July 2017
Consent Processing Updates
We will provide updates on the applications here on this site as the application progresses.
Update: July 2017
Hastings District Council’ s (HDC) submission on the application identified that a land use consent is also required for the proposed operation. HDC requested that HBRC require that this additional application to be made using s91 of the RMA. This will enable the full effects of the proposal to be understood and considered together. HBRC has made this request, and the HBRC air discharge application will remain ‘on hold’ until this additional application is made to HDC. The HDC submission can be viewed on the HDC website.Making submissions
Pre hearing meeting
After the submission period has closed, applicants and submitters are usually invited to a pre-hearing meeting to try to work through the issues raised by the submitters.
If no agreement can be reached at the pre-hearing meeting, then the application may proceed to a formal Hearing before a hearing panel appointed by the Council’s Hearings Committee. Submitters have the right to be heard at this forum, if they wish.
An Everyday Guide to the RMA is a set of booklets available from the Ministry for the Environment to help you with everyday matters under the RMA. The booklets explain specific RMA processes, your rights, and how you can get involved.