Approach / Expertise
Town Planning Group was the lead planning adviser for the development consenting for the establishment and operation of the Waikaia alluvial gold mine for Waikaia Gold Ltd. The project related to a large scale open pit mining operation staged over a mining area of approximately 400ha.
This project has significant technical challenges to overcome with the mining pit being established within metres of the flow of the Waikaia River, requiring innovative mitigation techniques.
Town Planning Group secured all consents, presenting expert planning evidence in a joint hearing before the Southland District Council and Environment Southland.