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Lake Structure Update October 2022

24 October 2022

Lake Structure Update October 2022

Further to our July update, a subcommittee working group set up by LRCA has met with Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) and Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BoPRC) to discuss the TALT submission following the applications for new consents for lake structures. The objective is to endeavour to reach agreement in principle to mitigate the issues submitted by TALT, in order to avoid, if possible a Commissioner Hearing.
The discussions included the key topics of:

• term of consent;

• koura and habitat retaining walls;

• private boatramps and biosecurity checks on lakeweed.

• draft conditions and advice notes were also discussed. LRCA undertook to consider these matters and discuss further.

A further meeting will follow up on the discussions. In the meantime, 30-year Consents have been issued by Council for those structures assessed as ‘less than minor adverse cultural effects’.

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