This application to the EPA precedes a resource consent hearing expected during 2017, and seeks a decision for new or amended land designation rights and resource consents through the Northern Corridor Improvements area. Once these decisions are made, the project will move into detailed design, property acquisition and construction of its project.
About this process
The resource consent application forms and Notices of Requirement (NoR) contained on this website form a lodgement application by the NZ Transport Agency to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), asking for planning permissions for the Northern Corridor Improvements project to be considered by an Independent Board of Inquiry. The applications have been lodged with the EPA because the Northern Corridor Improvements project will complete the Western Ring Route, one of the government’s Roads of National Significance.
The NoR notices on this website state what land is required to build the new motorway connection, Northern Busway extension, upgraded State Highway 18 and associated local road, walking and cycling upgrades.
The resource consent application forms and supporting Assessment of environmental effects describe the project’s possible effects on the environment and community and the ways these may be avoided, remedied or mitigated.
These forms and the AEE are supported by the in-depth technical and assessment reports and the drawings/plan set. The drawings are not created as stand-alone documents and show concepts only. They should be read in conjunction with the associated technical assessment report(s).
A non-technical guide to help you read this documentation can be downloaded here. [PDF, 1.4 MB]
This application is now being considered by the EPA and the Minister for the Environment and it is expected that an announcement will be made in early 2017 on whether the applications will be directed to a Board of Inquiry hearing and a public submission process.
Once such an announcement is made, the EPA will publish an information website with more information on the Board of Inquiry process and key dates for public submissions. A link to this page will be updated here soon. Click here to read the EPA’s guides to the process. (external link)