Our Reference: A1262379
21 August 2019
Email: [FYI request #10653 email]r
Dear Mr Wilson,
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) Request
We refer to your information request dated 1 July 2019 for:
The Queenstown Lakes District Council breached its consent limits for various contaminants in
relation to waste water discharge into the Shotover River 175 times between July 2011 and
Can you please supply a detailed summary of the number of consent breaches by the QLDC for
waste water discharge into the Shotover River for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and to date for
I have consulted with relevant staff and have been provided with the following
For the period 2015-2019, Queenstown Lakes District Council (“QLDC”) have held three
different resource consents to discharge treated wastewater to water relating to the
Shotover River Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The below table records the number of consent breaches over the above period.
Date of Consent
Jan 2015 to May 2015
Jun 2015 to Dec 2016
Jan 2017 to Feb 2017
Mar 2017 to Dec 2017
Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Jan 2019 to Mar 2019
QLDC no longer hold consent to discharge treated wastewater to water from the
Shotover plant. The “final” consent RM13.215.04 was surrendered earlier this year.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this
decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact me on 0800 474
James GribbleAdministration Officer- Legal