Submission time for proposed Waihi underground mine

Posted by Hauraki District Council on 29/08/2012

Hauraki District Council2

Newmont Waihi Gold’s resource consent application for its proposed Golden Link Project Area Including Correnso Underground Mine has been publicly notified, and is open for submissions from now until 4.30pm Friday 28 September.

Recognising this project will have a reasonably significant effect on a large number of Waihi residents if it goes ahead, the Council has appointed an experienced Resource Management practitioner, Peter Crawford, as a Friend to the Submitters to help people get to grips with the submission process.

With 25 years as a former hearing commissioner under his belt and extensive experience in local government, Crawford has the perfect background and skill-base to mentor potential submitters and help them make the most of their role in the consent process. However it’s important to note, he will only be offering advice on the submission process, not on the submission itself.

Mr Crawford will be available for a series of drop-in sessions at the Waihi Service Centre, Seddon St, on the dates and times indicated below. If you would like to secure a specific time during these drop-in sessions you can call and make an appointment. Groups are welcome.

He will also be available outside of these times by appointment if necessary.

WEEK

10.00am–2.00pm

5.00pm–7.00pm

3–9 September

Monday, Saturday

Thursday

10–16 September

Monday, Saturday

Thursday

17–23 September

Monday, Saturday

Thursday

24–27 September

Monday

Thursday

 Three public workshops in the Waihi Memorial Hall have also been planned for 7.00pm Wednesday 5, 12, and 19 September 2012. These will go ahead on an as-required basis so if you or your group would like to attend one of these workshops please register your interest now by phoning our customer services team on 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (within the District).