Non-notified Resource Consents that TMA already have or which are in process

Tēnā koe Wendy

Thank you for your email enquiry. Please accept our apologies for the length of time it has taken to reply. Below are answers to each of your questions: Copies of the Resource Consents for removal of exotic trees (termed  vegetation) that have been granted so far (properly signed and dated):

1. Copies of the Resource Consents for removal of exotic trees (termed vegetation)  that have been granted so far (properly signed and dated).

We attach copies of the consent applications for the below maunga (given the size of the documentation it will be supplied on a memory stick):

Maunga Consent number
Maungarei/Mt Wellington LUC60311082 LUC60311082A
Te Pane o Mataaoho/Te Ara Pueru/Māngere Mountain LUC60326774
Ōhuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain LUC 60331431
Owairaka/Mt Albert LUC60328646
Maungawhau/ Mt Eden LUC/2017/335
Maungakiekie TRE60338771

(Click the consent number for the documents supplied. Or here for the summary page.)

2. Any pending Resource Consent applications for removal of exotic trees termed vegetation.

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has directed management to conduct vegetation management on the maunga as set out in the Operational Plans, the most recent of which can be found here.

3. Copies of all supporting documentation and expert reports, particularly  ecology surveys and reports, that are being lodged, or have been lodged, in support of the resource consent applications that have been granted so far (on the list below) and those that are still pending.

Copies of the supporting documentation for the consents set out in question 1 are attached (in the memory stick).

4. Copies of all arboricultural reports and details of whether these were presented to the Tūpuna Maunga O Tāmaki Makaurau Authority to assist them in their decision-making and dates when they were presented;

Copies of the arboricultural reports are attached with the materials in response to question 3.  The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has directed management to conduct vegetation management on the maunga as set out in the Operational Plans.

5. Copies of all decisions by the Tūpuna Maunga O Tāmaki Makaurau Authority to proceed on each of these Resource Consents;

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has directed management to conduct vegetation management on the maunga as set out in the Operational Plans, the most recent of which can be found here.

6. I am told by Nick Turoa that it is Council which has determined that these Resource Consents should proceed Non- Notified and the Tūpuna Maunga O Tāmaki Makaurau Authority has no say in the matter. Could you please clarify who makes the decision to apply for the Resource Consents to clear fell all exotic trees on each Maunga as Non-Notified? Could I please have copies of the applications?

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has directed management to conduct vegetation management on the maunga as set out in the Operational Plans, the most recent of which can be found here.

The Authority makes applications as required pursuant to the Resource Management Act 1991.  These applications are processed by the Auckland Council consents team.

7. Could I please have copies of all of the decisions on the Resource Consent applications set out in the list below:

i) Maungarei/ Mt Wellington

ii) Te Pane-o-Mataaho/ Te Ara Puera / Mangere Mountain

iii)  Īhuiarangi/ Pigeon Mountain

iv) Matukutūruru/ Wiri

v) Ōhinerau/ Mt Hobson

vi) Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta / Big King

vii)   Ōtāhuhu/ Mt Richmond

viii)  Maungakiekie/ One Tree Hill

ix)  Maungawhau/ Mt Eden

x)  Maungauika/ North Head

xi) Ōwairaka/ Te Ahi-Ka-Rakataura/ Mt Albert

xii)       Pukewīwī / Puketāpapa/ Mt Roskill

xiii)      Takarunga / Mt Victoria

xiv)      Tekōpuke / Titikopuke / Mt St John

Refer to the answer provided in question 1.

8. If no resource consent application to remove the trees has yet been made, on any of the Maunga listed above, can you tell me how I can obtain copies of all the documents before decisions are made on the applications?

The relevant documents are attached in response to question 3.

9. Could I also have copies of the ‘vegetation restoration’ plans and resource consents, properly signed and dated? Plus copies of all supporting documentation and expert reports which set out the ‘mitigation replanting’ plans and consideration of the potential geotechnical, erosion control, where relevant water pollution, and slope stability issues.

These plans are contained within the various ecological reports within the supporting documentation to the consent applications.

10. Who has conduct of these applications on behalf of Council? Could I please have details so that I can communicate directly with them?

The vegetation management work is carried out by the T?puna Maunga Authority independently of Auckland Council.  Resource consent applications are dealt with by the Auckland Council’s consents team.

As per our previous emails, the memory stick containing the attachments will be available from the reception desk at the Auckland Council, 135 Albert Street, ground floor.

Ngā mihi

Nicholas Turoa

Nicholas Turoa

Kaiwhakahaere Tūpuna Maunga

www.maunga.nz

 

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