Consent - Kuriwao No.1, Kuriwao No.2, Waipahi Tributary, Waipahi River East, Trumbles Creek

There are multiple consents which relate to these areas.  Summaries of the intended purpose of the consents are covered below, however for the full consent requirements, please contact Mike Brazil on 027 453 3309.


Otago region consent for work on structures on waterways (RM11.209.01)

Purpose: Region wide consent for maintenance works: to place/alter/remove structures that are fixed in, on, under or over the bed; to disturb any material; to clear debris or redistribute alluvium in order to safeguard the function or structural integrity of the structure; and to drill the bed of various watercourses for the purpose of maintaining state highway bridges, culverts and other structures


  • Work must not be undertaken if the timing or location would adversely affect fish spawning or sensitive bird nesting or roosting
  • The clearance of alluvium is limited to three meanders upstream and downstream of a legal structure and only to minimise or prevent adverse effects to legal structures only
  • Any pits or holes formed during gravel clearance activities shall be filled in with gravel within two days
  • When finishing removing gravel, the areas disturbed are contoured to a natural bed form, consistent with the adjacent bed areas
  • No vegetation or storm debris or alluvium that has been removed shall be placed in the bed of the river where they:
  • divert, alter or constrain the flow of water from its natural course; or
  • block any navigable channel; or
  • obstruct or interfere with the free flow of flood waters in any flood; or
  • cause any significant adverse effect on aquatic life.
  • Erosion protection structures constructed and placed in the bed of a watercourse are no greater than 100 metres in length upstream and downstream of a bridge or culvert or 100 metres along a road
  • Riffles, runs and pools are reinstated where works in the watercourse alter or remove these features
  • Work must not cause obstruction to any waterway or reduce the hydraulic capacity of any bridge or culvert
  • The work must not impede fish passage
  • Where works are undertaken on the Waipahi river consideration shall be given to maintaining angler access, where practicable
  • Must take colour photographs no more than 20 working days prior to the start of work and following completion of work.  Specific requirements and where these need to be sent are available from Mike
  • If artefacts of any sort are found work must stop immediately, and contact Mike for further info
  • Ensure there is no leakage of oil and other contaminants and no refuelling of machinery should occur onsite.  If contamination happens, contact Mike immediately as there are specific steps which need to be taken.


Otago Regional consent for discharge of silt/sediment (RM.11.209.06)

Purpose: To discharge contaminants to coastal waters throughout the Otago region for the purpose of maintaining state highway bridges, culverts and other structures


  • Must take all practical steps to minimise the release of sediment into water while disturbing the coastal marine area including:
  • undertaking works during low flows;
  • constructing and operating temporary diversions; and
  • operating machinery from the bank or foreshore, where possible
  • Must ensure that all practical measures are taken to prevent cement and cement products, from entering flowing water including:
  • avoiding flowing water come into contact with the concrete until concrete is firmly set
  • using boxing or other similar devices to contain wet cement during construction of the structure
  • ensuring that the handling of cement is undertaken in a manner that does not result in spillage into water
  • if any concrete is spilled beyond the boxing, pouring of concrete shall stop immediately and all concrete shall be removed from the water
  • No equipment used in the pouring of concrete to be washed out on site
  • No lawful take of water shall be adversely affected as a result of any discharge
  • Discharge does not give rise to any significant adverse effect on aquatic life
  • Must take colour photographs prior to, during and at the end of work.   Specific requirements and where these need to be sent are available from Mike


To discharge contaminants for bridges etc. blasting (RM.11.209.09)

Purpose: To discharge contaminants to air from abrasive blasting for the purpose of maintaining state highway bridges, culverts and other structures throughout the Otago region


  • All abrasive blasting must be carried out within protective screens that enclose the structure or part of the structure being blasted as completely as possible. In the event of a visible discharge to air being observed beyond 20 metres from the point of discharge, work must stop until more effective screening is erected
  • In the event of lead based paint being removed from a bridge, work must comply with a standard equivalent to Australian Standard 454361. 1-7995 guide to lead paint management. This includes use of ground covers impermeable to air and water and total enclosure of the job with screens that are impermeable to air water
  • When work is complete, the entire enclosed area shall be cleaned using vacuum equipment or other methods that do not create dust to ensure paint flakes and other materials are not released into water or air
  • Any unused or waste material shall be kept covered or stored so that it can not be blown around by wind
  • All waste material and rubbish must be removed from the work site at the completion of each job
  • If the material to be blasted, removed or applied contains, or is thought to contain any toxic substance, contact Mike as there are steps which must be taken before work can begin
  • No discharge of dust or contaminants to air that is offensive or objectionable beyond 20 metres from the point of discharge