Consent - Scott's Creek

A summary of the intended purpose of the consent is covered below, however for the full consent requirements, please contact Mike Brazil on 027 453 3309.

Purpose: To extract up gravel per year from the bed of Scott Creek at Garston to reduce the potential impact of flooding of the state highway 6 bridge.

Specifically this consent authorises the extraction of gravel from within a stretch of Scott Creek that extends from 100 metres upstream to 230 metres downstream of the State Highway 6 bridge at Garston, at a rate not exceeding 100 tonnes per hour; and 900 cubic metres per year.


  • Notify Mike/the consent authority in writing no less than three working days prior to the commencement of each extraction event
  • Keep record of all gravel removed  and submit each month’s daily totals to Mike to submit to Environment Southland
  • If an event (such as contamination to water from a fuel or sediment discharge incident) occurs that may have significant adverse effect on water quality at the abstraction point of a registered drinking-water supply,  please stop work and contact Mike as there are agencies who need to be informed
  • Works within the wet bed of the watercourse are kept to the minimum necessary
  • No heavy vehicles shall cross flowing water
  • Fish passage is not impeded as a result of the exercise of this consent
  • Silt disturbance and instream works are kept to a minimum
  • No damage to trees on the river bed or in riparian areas
  • No stockpiling of gravel in the bed of the river, or within a floodway
  • No washing or refuelling of machinery in the bed of the watercourse
  • All construction equipment, machinery, plant, and debris are removed from the site on completion of the work
  • The gravel extraction must not deepen the riverbed below the "proposed bed on centreline".  Contact Mike for details
  • Upon completion of each extraction event the site shall be contoured to resemble a natural form
  • No disturbance of the roosting and nesting areas of the black fronted tern, black billed gull, and banded and black fronted dotterel, or the feeding areas of the banded and black fronted dotterel
  • Minimise the spread of pest plants and aquatic weeds.