Taggart Earthmoving Ltd

Taggart Earthmoving Ltd has applied to Environment Canterbury and Waimakariri District Council for consents to establish, maintain and operate an aggregate quarry located at the Rangiora Racecourse, 309 West Belt, Rangiora.

Decision released

The decision of the Hearing Commissioners has been released. The decision is to refuse the applications and can be read below.

Joint Notification

Resource Management Act 1991

Resource consent applications: CRC204106, CRC204107, CRC204143, CRC211629 and RC205104

Applicant: Taggart Earthmoving Limited
Address for service: Pattle Delamore Partners, Level 3, 36-40 Kelvin Street, Invercargill 9810

(Attn: Mike Durand)
Email: mike.durand@pdp.co.nz

The Canterbury Regional Council and Waimakariri District Council have received an application from Taggart Earthmoving Limited for resource consents to establish, maintain and operate an aggregate quarry located at the Rangiora Racecourse, 309 West Belt, Rangiora, legally identified as RS 10449 and RS 19334.

The proposed quarry will involve topsoil stripping, aggregate extraction to a depth of no more than 5 metres below ground level and rehabilitation of the site by backfilling with virgin excavated natural materials, overburden and topsoil. Excavation and deposition of material will maintain at least 1 metre separation to groundwater at all times. There is to be no crushing, screening or washing of aggregates as part of the proposal, the aggregate material will be transported off site for processing. Quarrying will be undertaken in at least 8 stages of no more than 2 hectares each, over a total area of 14.5 hectares.

Other activities that are proposed to occur on site include formation of acoustic bunds and an associated channel for flood mitigation, temporary stockpiling of aggregates and imported virgin excavated natural materials prior to placement, and the management of adverse effects by undertaking measures such as establishing and maintaining bunding, as well as dust control mitigation.

The site will be accessed via a dedicated access point from River Road only.

The applicant has applied for the following resource consents from:

Canterbury Regional Council

CRC204106 – A land use consent to excavate material.
CRC204107 – A discharge permit to discharge contaminants into air from an industrial or trade premise or process.
CRC204143 – A discharge permit to discharge contaminants to land from backfilling with virgin excavated natural materials.
CRC211629 – A water permit to divert floodwater.

Waimakariri District Council

RC205104 - A land use consent to establish, maintain and operate an aggregate quarry in the Rural Zone.
A resource consent duration of 15 years is sought for all of the resource consents.


Full details of the joint consent application, including the Assessment of Environmental Effects and any plans or maps that accompanied the application can be viewed at Environment Canterbury offices at 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch, on our website; Waimakariri District Council offices at 215 High Street, Rangiora, or on waimakariri.govt.nz.

The application can also be viewed at the following Waimakariri District Council Service Centres or libraries:

  • Rangiora Library - 141 Percival Street, Rangiora
  • Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre – 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
  • Oxford Service Centre/Library - 34 Main Street, Oxford

Any person may make a written submission on any of the above applications.

All submissions should be sent to Environment Canterbury, PO Box 345 Christchurch 8140; or emailed to hearings@ecan.govt.nz; or made online.

A copy of the submission must also be sent to the Applicant at the address for service detailed above.

A submission should include your name, address and phone number and the applicants name and consent application number. A submission must state your reason for submitting, whether you support, oppose or have a neutral view on the applications; and if you wish to be heard in support of your submission.

For advice on the application

Contact Environment Canterbury phone 03 353 9007, or 0800 ECINFO (0800 324 636) or email ecinfo@ecan.govt.nz ; or Waimakariri District Council 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) and ask to speak to the Duty Planner, or email duty.planner@wmk.govt.nz

Submissions must be received by Environment Canterbury no later than 5 p.m. on Friday 27 November 2020.

Stefanie Rixecker                                  
Chief Executive                                     
Environment Canterbury    

Nick Harrison
Manager: Regulation
Waimakariri District Council

See the Open Notified Consent page for Taggart Earthmoving Ltd.

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Hearings closed

The Hearing Commissioners closed the hearing on 18 June 2021. A decision is expected on or about Friday 9 July 2021.

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