Appeal: ENV-2018-AKL-000378 - Echave vs TCDC An appeal has been received by the Environment Court. A copy can be found here. The Ministry for the Environment have developed an everyday guide to the RMA: Your guide to the Environment Court, which seeks to explain the Environment Court process. This guide introduces the role of the Environment Court and what is involved. Any questions regarding the appeal should be directed to the Environment Court. The details can be located on this website. TCDC have advised the Environment Court of their wish to be party to the proceedings pursuant to Section 274 of the Resource Management Act 1991. The Section 274 notice can be found here. NOTICE OF DECISION - Resource Management Act 1991 Applicant: Thames-Coromandel District Council Application: Application for 20 day time and 7 night time events per year, for 15 years, at Williamson Park, Whangamata Site: Ocean Road, Whangamata – known as Williamson Park Independent Commissioner Paul Cooney has released the decison for RMA2018/203 - Williamson Park. Appeals must be lodged within 15 working days after receipt of notification of the decision, or any part of the decision to which it relates, to lodge an appeal with the Registrar of the Environment Court, PO Box 7147, Wellesley Street, Auckland. The Thames-Coromandel District Council has received an application for Resource Consent for Williamson Park, Whangamata Following the success of the various events held over the past two summers, the applicant is making an application for a comprehensive consent for 20 daytime and 7 night events per year, for 15 years. It is anticipated that these events will comprise a mixture of community and private events, some of which will be free and some of which will be ticketed and paid events. There were 195 submissions received and these are being entered into the database. Submissions can be accessed clicking on the link. The hearing date has set for 24 and 25 October at the Whangamata Club, starting at 10.00am. In the matter of RMA2018/203 – Williamson Park, 418 Ocean Road, Whangamata, please be advised that the hearing is now closed and that the Commissioner will issue a decision within 15 working days. The following documentation was presented at the Hearing on 24 and 25 October 2018. For the applicant: Mr Muldowney – Opening legal submissions Mr Thomson – Statement of rebuttal evidence Ms Walker - Statement of rebuttal evidence Submitters: Mr Rees – Submitter 183 Mr Grant – Submitter 23 The Friends of Williamson Park Society – Submitter 195Mr Williams - Opening legal submissionsMr BartleyMs Stewart Ball - Submitter 55Mr Ball - Submitter 55Mr Sapwell - Submitter 41Ms Sapwell - Submitter 42Ms Schneebeli - Submitter 45Mr Shanks - Submitter 132Mr Green - Submitter 117Mr Gorrie - WitnessMs Taylor - Submitter 81Mr Gotlieb - Submitter 102Ms Beamish-White - Submitter 11 Mr Echave - Submitter 197 Commissioner Cooney directed the noise experts to provide a joint statement following the hearing. Submitters have provided expert evidence as below: Submission 76 - PowerCo Ltd Submission 169 - Whangamata Ratepayers Submission 191 - William Ross Submission 195 - Friends of Williamson Park Society Submission 197 - Manolo Echave The applicants report has been provided in the links below: Statement of evidence - Christina Walker Statemetn of evidence - Derek Thompson Statment of evidence - Kirstin Richard Statement of evidence - Nevil Hegley The Section 42a report (which is the Planners report for the application) is available by clicking on the links below Section 42a Report Attachment A - Zoning maps Attachment B - Application Attachment C - Policy on use of Williamson Park in Whangamata Attachment D - Clarifying Email Attachment E - RMA2016/272 Attachment F - RMA2017/159 Attachment G - Submissions Attachment H - Submissions analysis Attachment I - Statutory Planning Assessment Table Attachment J - Consent conditions The full public notice is available here. The notification documentation is available below. Click on each link to open the documents. Notification documentationCover letterApplication FormAssessment of Environmental Effects (including updated version from Section 92 request) Appendix A - Decision of Hearing Commissioner - RMA20160272Appendix B - Decision of Hearing Commissioner - RMA20170159Appendix C - Noise Monitoring - New Years Eve Appendix C - Noise Monitoring Shape ShifterAppendix D - Certificate of titleAppendix E - Residents letterAppendix F - Acoustic reportAppendix G - District Plan objectives and policiesAppendix H - Indicative site plans (response to Section 92 request)Appendix I - Indicative list of future events (response to Section 92 request)Appendix J - Historical events (response to Section 92 request) Section 92 - Request for further informationSection 92 - Response to request for further information For information regarding previous consents and project updates, click on the link for Williamson Park.