What changes will happen during the 5 years of the Bridging Consent?

Current consent to spray in forest runs out 31 July 2021 - RLC requires a “Bridging Consent” to continue current system for up to 5 years

In the forest the changes you may notice are....

Minimal noticeable changes to the current practice within the existing forest spray blocks. However, the spray area has been slightly reduced to provide a great distance between forest users. This is mainly around roads and tracks in the forest.

The ‘Black Track’ will be re-aligned in some areas.

At the wastewater treatment plant we will be...

Upgrading the treatment wastewater to even higher standard and increasing its capacity to take into account future growth and climate change.

In the Whakarewarewa Forest we will be...

Developing future discharge area, called the Sustainable Forest Approach, with CNI, TALT and Mana Whenua that will be of significantly smaller and culturally appropriate as a short/medium term solution while options are further investigated to withdraw from the forest

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