Rule Activity Classification Conditions/Standards/Terms Control/Discretion Non-Notification
16-14 The drilling, construction or alteration of any bore* and any ancillary discharge^ of water^ or contaminants^ The drilling, construction or alteration of any bore* pursuant to s9(2) RMA that extends below the seasonally highest groundwater level and any ancillary discharge^ of water^ or contaminants^ into water^ or onto land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA. Controlled
  1. The activity must not be within any rare habitat*, threatened habitat* or at-risk habitat*

Control is reserved over:

  1. compliance with the NZS 4411:2001 Environmental Standard for Drilling of Soil and Rock and any other relevant standard
  2. bore* location, size (including diameter of the bore* casing) and depth
  3. bore* screening depth and type
  4. backflow prevention
  5. information requirements including bore* logs, piezometric levels, groundwater tests, and bore* construction details
  6. duration of consent
  7. review of consent conditions^
  8. compliance monitoring
  9. the matters in Policy 14-9.

Resource consent applications under this rule will not be notified and written approval of affected persons will not be required (notice of applications need not be served^ on affected persons).

16-15 Unsealed bores*

Pursuant to ss9(2), 14(2), 15(1) or 15(2A) RMA any bore* that:

  1. is no longer used and is unsealed, or
  2. is in use and is constructed in a manner that allows contaminants^ to enter the bore* from the land^ surface, or allows the wastage of water^ in artesian situations.
Prohibited    

Rule Guide: The drilling, construction or alteration of any bore* and any ancillary discharge^ of water^ or contaminants^ in rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats* is regulated by Rules 13-8 and 13-9.