Address for service:

Horizons Regional Council

11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

District council:

Tararua District Council c/- Tabitha Manderson, Opus International Consultants Ltd

PO Box 1472 Palmerston North, 4440
06 3502500
Further enquiries:

Enquiries regarding the application can be made to Fiona Morton , Senior Consents Planner



The Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council has received an application for consents associated with the operation of the Woodville Wastewater Treatment plant, near Troup Road West, Woodville.

General information

Application details

Resource consent is sought from Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council for the following activities:

  • Discharge to water permit to discharge tertiary treated wastewater to the Manga-atua Stream.
  • Discharge to air (principally odour), associated with the operation of the operation of the Woodville Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Discharge permit to discharge partially treated wastewater to land via seepage from pond one and maturation ponds.
  • Discharge permits to discharge tertiary wastewater to land where it may enter water via seepage from semi-permeable wetlands.
  • Landuse consent to undertake earthworks in excess of 2,500m2 to construct the wetlands.
A term expiring on 1 July 2043 is sought.

Submissions close on 19 March 2019.

Application can be viewed


1. Application, Consent Application
2. Application, Consent Application, Appendix A [Assessment of Freshwater Quality and Ecology]
3. Application, Consent Application, Appendix B [Groundwater Investigation]
4. Application, Consent Application, Appendix C_i [Flow and Effluent Load Summary]
5. Application, Consent Application, Appendix C_ii [Wetland Concept Report]
6. Application, Consent Application, Appendix C_iii [Potential losses from ponds a water balance approach]
7. Application, Consent Application, Appendix D_i [Woodville WWTP Nutrient Removal Options]
8. Application, Consent Application, Appendix D_ii [Water balance to assess land requirements for irrigation]
9. Application, Consent Application, Appendix D_iii [Overseer Modelling]
10. Application, Consent Application, Appendix E [Cultural Values Assessment - Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua]
11. Application, Consent Application, Appendix F [Minutes of Consultation Meetings]
12. Application, s92 response Woodville Final
13. Further s92 Response and Application Update 23 March 2021
Draft ESCP Woodville WWTP Wetland 30-04-21

In person

The application and accompanying information may be viewed at the following location: Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council (Horizons), situated at 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North, during the hours of 8.15am to 4.45pm Monday - Friday. 



You can also request a copy of the application from the Consents Department of the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council via email

Other information


Public submissions can be received up until March 19, 2019 4:45 PM

Submissions may be made in writing by any person or can be sent via email to and followed with a signed hardcopy to Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council, Private Bag 11025, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North, 4442.
The submission must include:
1.         Details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission.
2.         Your name, postal address, telephone number, fax number (if applicable) and email address.
3.         Whether you support or oppose the application and the reason for your views.
4.         Whether you wish to be heard in respect of the submission.
5.         The reasons for making the submission and the decision you wish the consent authority to make.
6.         Be dated and signed by the person making the submission; and
7.         In addition to serving a copy on Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council, a copy of your submission must be served on the applicant at the addresses to the right.