We are upgrading Akaroa’s wastewater system. It is old and in a historically and culturally sensitive place and needs to be rebuilt and relocated. Consultation was held over four weeks in July and August.
Akaroa treated wastewater options
Between 21 July and 23 August 2020 we received 342 submissions on our four options(external link), with 82 asking to make oral submissions.
There will be hearings in Akaroa on Monday 12 October and Tuesday 13 October, and in Christchurch on Friday 16 October and Wednesday 28 October. Hearings are open to the public.
The hearings panel comprises five elected members, three from Christchurch City Council (Sara Templeton, Pauline Cotter and Mike Davidson) and two from the Banks Peninsula Community Board (Tori Peden and Nigel Harrison). Councillor Templeton is the panel chairperson.
See Newsline: Akaroa wastewater hearings start next week(external link)
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We have consents to build a new wastewater treatment plant on Old Coach Road and a new pump station at the Childrens Bay boat park.
The new plant will be modern and compact, using the latest methods of treatment. It will be quiet, odourless and attractively landscaped. All wastewater leaving the plant will be highly treated.
We now need to decide what to do with the highly treated wastewater when it leaves the plant and we have four possible options – three land-based options and a new harbour outfall.