Fulton Hogan - Roydon Quarry

  • Submissions open: Saturday, 6th Apr 2019 - 12:01am
  • Submissions close: Thursday, 6th Jun 2019 - 5:00pm

Resource Management Act 1991

The Canterbury Regional Council and Selwyn District Council have received an application from Fulton Hogan Limited for various resource consents to establish an aggregate quarry (known as ‘Roydon Quarry’) at the site within the Selwyn District bounded by Curraghs Road, Dawsons Road, Madisons Road and Jones Road, Canterbury, legally identified as: Rural Section 6475 and Rural Section 6324; Lot 1 Deposited Plan 4031; Rural Section 6342; Section 7 Survey Office Plan 510345, and Rural Section 5381 and Section 6 Survey Office Plan 510345

The proposed quarry will generally involve topsoil stripping, bund formation, aggregate extraction to a depth of approximately ten metres below ground level and rehabilitation of the site with cleanfill, overburden and topsoil material. From extraction areas, aggregate material will be transferred by field conveyers and dump trucks to on-site processing plant, which will involve crushing, screening and washing of aggregates. The use of mobile processing plant is also proposed.

Other activities that are proposed to occur on site include stockpiling of aggregates, wash water ponds, workshops, staff amenity blocks and offices, along with the management of adverse effects such as bunding and screen planting, as well as dust mitigation.  Dedicated accesses for heavy and light vehicles will be created off Jones Road, and improvements to Jones Road are proposed, including two options for a roundabout near the intersection of Jones and Dawsons Roads.

Fulton Hogan Ltd has also applied to use water taken pursuant to existing resource consent CRC182422, for the purposes of aggregate washing and dust suppression.  Fulton Hogan Ltd has sought a change to the conditions of resource consent CRC182442 to enable this additional use (and a change to Condition 5c).  However, it may, in fact, require a new "use" permit to sit alongside CRC182442.  

Accordingly, a new use permit has been applied for as an alternative to the application under section 127 of the RMA to change the conditions of CRC182442. Either way, the status of the activity (being a different use of water) is discretionary regardless of whether the outcome is achieved by way of a change of conditions or a new resource consent for the use of water.

The applicant has applied for the following resource consents from:

Canterbury Regional Council

  • CRC192408 – A land use consent to excavate material.
  • CRC192409 – A land use consent to deposit cleanfill over an unconfined/semi-confined aquifer.
  • CRC192410 – A discharge permit to discharge contaminants into air from an industrial or trade premise or process.
  • CRC192411 – A discharge permit to discharge contaminants into land where it may enter water from an industrial or trade process within the Selwyn-Te Waihora sub-region.
  • CRC192412 – A discharge permit to discharge stormwater into land where contaminants may enter groundwater.
  • CRC192413 – A discharge permit to discharge contaminants into land where contaminants may enter groundwater associated with the deposition of cleanfill for site rehabiliatation.
  • CRC192414 – A water permit to use water for aggregate washing and dust suppression, either as a change to the conditions of resource consent CRC182422 or a new water permit to use water.

Selwyn District Council

RC185627 - A land use consent for gravel extraction and processing operations within the Inner Plains zone.

An unlimited consent duration is sought for all land use consents, and a consent duration of 35 years is sought for the discharge permits. The proposed expiry date for the water permit is 1 July 2032, which is the same expiry date as the existing water permit (CRC182422).

The Applicant’s address for service is:

Applicant: Fulton Hogan Limited

Address for service: c/- Golder Associates PO Box 2281 Christchurch 8041 Attn: Kevin Bligh/Geoff England. Email: submissions@golder.co.nz

The above applications and assessment of environmental effects may be viewed online at: https://ecan.govt.nz/FH-Quarry; or at the Environment Canterbury offices at 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch; or Selwyn District Council offices at 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston.

Any person may make a written submission on any of the above applications. If you are a trade competitor of the applicant you can only make a submission if directly affected by an effect of the application activities, and that does not relate to, or the effects of, trade competition.

All submissions are being received by Environment Canterbury by post to:  PO Box 345, Christchurch 8140; or emailed to: hearings@ecan.govt.nz. A copy of the submission, must be sent to the Applicants address for service at: Fulton Hogan Ltd, c/- Golder Associates, PO Box 2281 Christchurch 8041 Attn: Kevin Bligh/Geoff England. Email: submissions@golder.co.nz

Alternatively, an online submission to both applications can be made here. ( A copy will automatically be forwarded to the Applicant).

A submission should include your name, address and phone number; the applicant’s name and consent application number.  A submission must state your reason for submission, whether you support or oppose the application, and if you wish to be heard in support of your submission. 

Friend of the Submitter

Janette Dovey (independent Planning Consultant) has been appointed as a ‘Friend of the Submitter. She is available to advise people on the process for lodging submissions, and how they might present their views in a submission. If you require assistance from Janette, contact the Selwyn District Council on 03 347 2889 or email: friendofsubmitter@selwyn.govt.nz to arrange an appointment.

Appointments will be held at Selwyn District Council offices at Rolleston. There is no cost for this service. Further information on this service is provided on the ECan website at https://ecan.govt.nz/FH-Quarry.

For advice on the Environment Canterbury and Selwyn District Council applications please email: quarrymail@ecan.govt.nz

Submissions must be received by Environment Canterbury not later than 5 p.m. on Thursday 6 June  2019.

Note: If you are making your submission online please check that you receive a response email. If you do not receive this email please contact Hearings@ecan.govt.nz as your submission may not have been received.

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