Comments on the resource consent application or notice of requirement must be invited from the persons or groups set out in clause 17 of Schedule 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020.
On 10 January 2022 the Kōpū Marine Precinct expert consenting panel released Minute 1 recording their decision on which parties are to be invited to comment and the date comments need to be received by the EPA.
Minute 1 of the Kōpū Marine Precinct panel (PDF, 422 KB)
Notice of consent application and invitation to comment
Examples of the notice of consent application and invitation to comment issued to the parties/persons identified in the Act are provided in the links below:
Local authorities letter (PDF, 202KB)
Iwi authorities letter (PDF, 242KB)
Letter to owners or occupiers of land adjacent to the project site (PDF, 204KB)
Letter to Ministers of the Crown (PDF, 202KB)
Letter to Specified Organisations and the Director-General of Conservation (PDF, 202KB)
Letter to appropriate parties identified by the Expert Consenting Panel (PDF, 202KB)
Letter to those parties identified in the Order in Council (PDF, 204KB)
Letter to those parties identified under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (PDF, 205KB)
In addition to the parties directly specified in the Act, the panel must determine who must be invited for comment in accordance with subclauses (a),(b)(c),(f) and (g) of clause 17(4). They are listed in the document below:
List of persons invited to comment by the Kōpū Marine Precinct Panel (PDF, 135KB)
Comments were received by the EPA no later than 1 February 2022.
Comments from Cirtex Industries Limited (PDF, 1.1MB)
Comments from Coromandel Marine Farmers Association (PDF, 287KB)
Comments from DMK Holdings (PDF, 1.8MB)
Comments from Hauraki Gulf Forum (PDF, 302KB)
Comments from Heritage New Zealand (PDF, 273KB)
Comments from Kopu Marine and Kopu Engineering (PDF, 1.1MB)
Comments from Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (PDF, 416KB)
Comments from Minister for Climate Change (PDF, 498KB)
Comments from Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (PDF, 43KB)
Comments from NZ Walking Access Commission (PDF, 227KB)
Comments from Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (PDF, 243KB)
Comments from Valley Liquid Waste, Young Family Trust, and Bruysten and Young Partnership (PDF, 5.3MB)
Late comments received
On 9 February 2022, the EPA was made aware that some comments had not been received. The EPA contacted all the invited parties who hadn't commented to provide their comments. The following comments were received.
Comments from Thames Business Association (PDF, 11MB)
Comments from Thames Coastguard (PDF, 110KB)
On 10 February 2022, Waikato Regional Council provided a late comment on the application. The Panel has resolved to consider the late comment.
Comments from Waikato Regional Council (PDF, 186KB)
Applicant's response to comments
On 10 February 2022 the Thames-Coromandel District Council provided a response to the comments received on the application.
Applicant's response to comments (PDF, 1.2MB)
On 16 February 2022, Thames Coromandel District Council provided a response to the late comment from Waikato Regional Council.
Applicant's response to late comment from Waikato Regional Council (PDF, 608KB)