Appeals Resolved

Appeals and section 274 notices lodged with the Environment Court can be found within the PNRP Portal. 

Plan users should refer to the ‘Appeals version’ of the PNRP as this version continues to be updated as consent orders confirm where appeals have been resolved (in whole or in part).  

The ‘Appeals version’ identifies which parts of the PNRP are subject to appeals and therefore may change as a result of the appeals process; it also identifies which parts of the PNRP are not subject to any appeals and  rules which are therefore deemed as operative.

Where appeals are resolved, Consent Orders will be issued by the Environment Court and will be recorded in the table below. The relevant sections of the PNRP will then be updated and made available on Council’s website. Please note that the Council is not providing an annotation service and each person is responsible for updating their hard copies of the PNRP.

Environment Court Reference

Appellant

S274 Parties

Appeal Documents

PNRP Chapter(s) / Topic(s)

Status

ENV-2019-WLG-000108

Transpower NZ Ltd

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Transpower-New-Zealand-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.PDF

Chapter 5.7 /  Coastal Management

Resolved in part 

2019-108-Transpower-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-Consent-Order-27.5.20.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000118

CentrePort Ltd and CentrePort Properties Ltd

Rangitane-s274-Notice-CentrePort-9-October-2020.pdf

Forest-and-Bird-s274-Notice-9-October-2019-1.pdf  

CentrePort-Ltd-CentrePort-Properties-Ltd-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-20.PDF Section 5.7.3 - Maintenance, repair, additions and alterations to existing structures - Rule R149 (and consequential amendment to Rule R174)

Resolved in part

2019-118-Centreport-Limited-and-Another-v-Wellington-RC-Consent-Order-22.6.20.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000123

Wellington Water Ltd

Kainga Ora Homes and Communities

Kāpiti Coast District Council

Porirua City Council

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Wellington-Water-Ltd-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-19.pdf Schedule M1 - Surface water community drinking water supply abstraction points, and Map 26

Resolved

2019-123-Wellington-Water-Limited-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-Consent-Order-26.8.-2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000110

ENV-2019-WLG-000125

Masterton District Council

Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust and Rangitāne o Wairarapa Inc Society

South Wairapapa District Council

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of NZ

Federated Farmers of NZ

CentrePort Ltd / CentrePort Properties Ltd

Masterton-District-Council-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.docx

Rangitane-Tu-Mai-Ra-Trust-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.docx

Chapter 3 Objectives

3.7 Sites with significant values

Objective O34 

Schedule E5 Historic heritage freshwater sites - shown on Map 12

Resolved in part

2019-110-125-Masterton-DC-and-Rangitane-Another-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-CO-29.10.2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000106

ENV-2019-WLG-000108

ENV-2019-WLG-000117

ENV-2019-WLG-000131

Minister of Conservation

Transpower NZ Ltd

Wellington International Airport Ltd

NZ Transport Agency

Wellington Water Ltd

CentrePort Ltd

Rangitāne

Royal Forest & Bird

Kainga Ora Homes

Site 10 Redevelopment

The Oil Companies

Powerco Ltd

First Gas Ltd

Wellington Civic Trust

Wellington City Council

Minister-of-Conservation-Notice-of-appeal-2019-09-17.docx

Transpower-New-Zealand-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-17.DOCX 

Wellington-International-Airport-Ltd-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-19.docx

New-Zealand-Transport-Agency-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.docx

Management of the CMA - Coastal structures:

Objective O53 Functional need in the CMA

Policy P132 Functional need and efficient use

Resolved

2019-106-108-117-131-Min-of-Conservation-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-8.10.2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000113

Wellington Civic Trust

Wellington City Council

Minister of Conservation

Wellington-Civic-Trust-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.docx

Management of the CMA - Coastal structures: 

Policy P142: Lambton Harbour Area

Schedules E1 and E2: Historic heritage structures

Map 9: Historic heritage wharves and boatsheds 

Resolved

2019-113-Wellington-Civic-Trust-v-Wellington-RC-Minute-re-CO-8.10.2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000117

Wellington International Airport Ltd

CentrePort Ltd

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Minister of Conservation

First Gas Ltd

Wellington Water Ltd

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Wellington-International-Airport-Ltd-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.docx

Chapter 3 Objectives

3.2 Beneficial use and development 

Objective O9

Objective O10

3.13 Coastal Management

Objective O55

Resolved in part

2019-117-WIAL-v-WRC-CO-Various-objectives-O9-O10-O55-20.11.2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000113

Wellington Civic Trust

Wellington City Council

Minister of Conservation

Wellington-Civic-Trust-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-19.docx Management of the CMA - Coastal structures: 

Schedules E1 and E2: Historic heritage Structures

Map 9: Historic heritage wharves and boatsheds

Resolved in part

2019-113-Wellington-Civic-Trust-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Policy-P142-20.11.2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000118

CentrePort Ltd and CentrePort Properties Ltd

Rangitane

StraitNZ Bluebridge

KiwiRail Holdings

The Oil Companies

Masterton District Council

South Wairarapa District Council

Minister of Conservation

Wellington Civic Trust

Wellington City Council

Heritage NZ

First Gas Ltd

Royal Forest & Bird Society

 

(Refer above)

Heritage structures in the Commercial Port Area

Policy P47

Rules R150, R152, R156, R168, R172-175

Resolved

2019-118-Centreport-Consent-Order-heritage-structures-in-CPA-15.12.2020.pdf  

ENV-2019-WLG-000111

Castlepoint Ratepayers and Residents Association

Masterton District Council

Royal Forest & Bird Society

Te Hika a Pāpāuma o Ngāti Kahungunu

Rangitāne

 

Castlepoint-Residents-and-Ratepayers-Association-Notice-of-Appeal-2018-09-19.pdf

Rule R196 Motor Vehicles - Permitted Activity

Map 55: Castlepoint Basin Lagoon - Permitted Driving Area

Resolved

2019-111-Castlepoint-R-R-Assoc-v-Wellington-RC-CO-17.12.2020.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000106

Minister of Conservation

Royal Forest & Bird Society

Rangitāne

Wellington Water Ltd

Wellington Fish & Game Council

Minister-of-Conservation-Notice-of-appeal-2019-09-18.docx Discharge of Rotenone - Discretionary Activity

Resolved

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-v-Wellington-RC-CO-rotenone-31.3.21.pdf

ENV -2019-WLG-000121 Titahi Bay Residents Association Royal Forest & Bird Society Titahi-Bay-Residents-Association-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-09-18.docx

Titahi Bay fossil forest area - Beach contouring for coastal restoration purposes - Controlled Activity;

Motor vehicles on the foreshore

Map 35: Titahi Bay fossil forest

Resolved

2019-121-Titahi-Bay-Residents-v-Wellington-RC-CO-31.3.21.pdf

ENV -2019-WLG-000118

CentrePort Ltd and CentrePort Properties Ltd

Minister of Conservation

Royal Forest & Bird Society

Rangitāne

Wellington Water Ltd

Wellington Fish & Game Council

Refer to Appeal Notices section

Maintenance dredging within the Commercial Port Area:

New definition - Maintenance dredging

Rules R202A, R203, R204 

New Maps 53 and 54

Resolved

2019-118-Centreport-and-Another-v-Wellington-RC-28.4.21-CO.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000131, 129, 128, 108

Waka Kotahi NZTA

Powerco Ltd

The Oil Companies

Transpower NZ Ltd

First Gas Ltd

Rangitāne

Royal Forest and Bird Society

Wellington Water Ltd

Refer to Appeal Notices section

Bores and dewatering:

Policies P125 and P126

Rules R140, R140B and R146A

New Schedule W: Toxicant standards for rivers and lakes 

Resolved

2019-108-128-129-131-Various-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-22-Bores-Dewatering-26.5.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000103, 115, 117, 118, 123, 125, 130, 131

Horticulture NZ

Meridian Energy

Wellington International Airport Ltd

CentrePort

Wellington Water Ltd

Rangitāne

Royal Forest and Bird Society 

Waka Kotahi NZTA

Federated Farmers

First Gas

Kainga Ora Homes

Kapiti Coast District Council

Land Matters

Minister of Conservation

Porirua City Council

Powerco Ltd

The Oil Companies

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

Wellington Fish and Game Council

 

Horticulture-NZ-Notice-of-Appeal-2019-10-06.docx

Refer to Appeal Notices section

 

Topic ' minimise'

Definition 'efficient allocation'

Objectives O41, O46, O47

Policies P19, P31, P52, P53, P56, P58, P72, P78, P79, P85, P87, P88, P91, P92, P94, P95, P98, P123, P124, P130, P136, P150, P151

Rules R52, R52A, R80, R90, Section 5.5.4 general conditions, R115 with proviso

Resolved

2019-103-and-Others-Hort-NZ-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-minimise-v2-4.6.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000116

ENV-2019-WLG-000132

Porirua City Council

First Gas Ltd

Kāpiti Coast District Council

Rangitāne

Royal Forest and Bird Society

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Wellington Water Ltd

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Balance of Air Quality:

Definition 'property'

Rule R34

Resolved in Part

2019-116-and-132-Porirua-CC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-2-Air-Quality-10.6.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000123

Wellington Water Ltd

Minister of Conservation

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Wellington Harbour and Hutt Valley Whaitua:

Policy WH.P2

Rules WH.R2, WH.R4

Table 8.3 Groundwater allocation

Method M19: Water management

Resolved

2019-123-Wellington-Water-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-24-Wn-Hutt-whaitua-11.6.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000116

ENV-2019-WLG-000117

ENV-2019-WLG-000118

ENV-2019-WLG-000123

Porirua City Council

Wellington International Airport

CentrePort

Wellington Water Ltd

Minister of Conservation

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Rangitane

Kapiti Coast District Council

Kainga Ora Homes and Communities

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Coastal management provisions:

5.7.2 General conditions

Rule R193

Schedule F1b ad Map 14 (Deletion of Wharemauku Stream)

Resolved

ENV-2019-WLG-000116-Porirua-City-Council-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-Coastal-management-9-June-2021.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000116

ENV-2019-WLG-000132

Porirua City Council

First Gas Ltd

Wellington Water Ltd

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Kapiti Coast District Council

Rangitane

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Balance of Air Quality:

Definition of 'Property'

Rule R34

 

 

 

Resolved

2019-116-and-132-Porirua-CC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-2-Balance-of-Air-Quality-10.6.21.pdf

 

 

ENV-2019-WLG-000116, 123, 130, 131

 

 

Porirua City Council

Wellington Water Ltd

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Rangitane

CentrePort

Kapiti Coast District Council

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

Minister of Conservation

Wellington Fish and Game Council

First Gas Ltd

Federated Farmers

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Fish passage:

Objective O29

Policies P34 and P35

Resolved

Chapter-3-Objectives-Appeal-version-2019-7-updated-for-CO-dated-25-June-2022.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000103, 106, 110, 126, 127

Horticulture NZ

Minister of Conservation

Masterton District Council

Federated Farmers

South Wairarapa District Council 

Wellington Water Ltd

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

A and J Boyne

Kapiti Coast District Council

Masterton District Council

Rangitane

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Air quality management:

Section 5.1.13 general conditions

Rules R36A and R36B

Resolved

2019-103-HortNZ-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-1-Agrichemicals-1.7.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000108, 110, 115, 116, 120, 123, 125, 127, 129, 131, 132

Transpower NZ

Masterton District Council

Meridian Energy

Porirua City Council

Hutt City Council

Wellington Water Ltd

Rangitane

South Wairarapa District Council

Powerco

Waka Kotahi NZTA

First Gas Ltd

 Horticulture NZ

CentrePort

Kapiti Coast District Council

Wellington International Airport

The Oil Companies

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Winstone Aggregates

Wellington Fish and Game

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

RSI Definitions:

Regionally significant infrastructure

Renewable energy generation activities

Strategic transport network

Upgrade

Operational requirement

 

Resolved

2019-108-Transpower-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-5-RSI-definitions-1.7.21.pdf  

ENV-2019-WLG-000110, 112, 123,  125, 127

Masterton District Council

Carterton District Council

Wellington Water Ltd

Rangitane

South Wairarapa District Council

 

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Kapiti Coast District Council

Porirua City Council

Minister of Conservation

Wellington Fish and Game Council

 

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Wastewater to land:

Objective O49

Policy P85

Rules R79 and R80

Resolved

2019-110-Masterton-DC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-35-Wastewater-to-land-1.7.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000109, 122, 125

Dan Riddiford

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Rangitane

 

A and J Boyne

Wellington International Airport

Horticulture NZ

Wellington Water Ltd

Kapiti Coast District Council

Federated Farmers

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Chapter 1 Introduction 

1.6 Values of water in the Plan

Policies P5 and P6

 

Resolved

2019-109-D-Riddiford-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-28-Introduction-1.7.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-000106

Minister of Conservation

Rangitane

Royal Forest and Bird Society 

Wellington Water Ltd

Horticulture NZ

Wellington Fish and Game Council

Kainga Ora Homes and Communities

Refer to Appeal Notices Section

Water allocation - Region wide rules

Chapter 5.6:

Rules R136, R137 and R141

Resolved

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-26-Region-wide-rules-2.7.21.pdf

ENV-2019-WLG-114, 130

Surfbreak Protection Society

Royal Forest and Bird Society

Rangitane

Masterton District Council

South Wairarapa District Council

Wellington International Airport

Refer to Appeal Notices Section 

Surfbreaks:

Policy P51: Identified surf breaks

Schedule K: Identified surf breaks

Map 24

Resolved

2019-114-and-130-Surfbreak-and-Royal-Forest-and-Bird-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-9-Surfbreaks-14.7.21.pdf