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 was accepted by the EPA as full and complete on 22 December 2016, and on 15 February 2017 the Hon. Minister for the Environment Nick Smith announced his decision that it will be considered by an independent Board of Inquiry (BOI). Read this announcement here (external link) .
The next step is for the EPA to announce the dates and information for a public submission process. Check this EPA website link (external link) for news and details.