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Performance Standard 12.15.6 Wastewater Disposal, Rural Zone.
(1) Where a Council reticulated sewerage system is available:
a) The written approval of Council’s asset manager is obtained and provided with the application to confirm that the Council sewerage system can be extended to serve the subdivision;
b) All allotments are provided, within their net site area, with a connection to the Council reticulate sewerage system;
c) The reticulated sewerage system is designed and constructed in accordance with the specific requirements of the Council sewerage system; and
d) All sewer pipelines vested with Council shall be protected by an Easement in favour of Council
(2) Where a community wastewater system is proposed, the system shall be designed in accordance with AS/NZS1547: 2008 “Onsite Wastewater Management Standards” and a resource consent shall be obtained from the Northland Regional Council for the discharge.
(3) Where no Council system is available, all allotments are provided, within their net site area, with
a) 1,500m2 area of land per household for wastewater disposal within the boundaries of the site. The area shall be clear of building sites, driveways and manoeuvring areas;
b) The applicant must demonstrate that an on-site disposal system meeting the requirements of the Regional Water and Soil Plan for Northland can be installed on each allotment. .
c) Applicants shall demonstrate that any effluent discharges comply with the requirements of the Regional Water and Soil Plan for Northland (or consent for discharges from the Northland Regional Council have been obtained).
Note 1: Effluent discharges may require consent under the Regional Water and Soil Plan for Northland. Applicants should contact the Northland Regional Council to determine whether or not a resource consent is required.
Note 2: Where parallel resource consent for effluent discharge is required from the Northland Regional Council, Kaipara District Council will seek to undertake joint processing of both applications, via delegated authority from the Northland Regional Council.
Assessment Criteria: Discretionary Activity
Council will have regard to the following matters when considering an application for resource consent under this Rule:
i) Whether the capacity, availability and accessibility of the reticulated system is adequate to serve the proposed subdivision;
ii) Whether and the extent to which there is sufficient land available for wastewater treatment and disposal on site;
iii) Whether the application includes the installation of all new reticulation, and complies with the provisions of section 7.0 of the Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards 2009;
iv) Whether the existing wastewater treatment and disposal system, to which the outfall will be connected, has sufficient capacity to service the subdivision;
v) Whether a reticulated system with a gravity outfall is provided, and where it is impracticable to do so, whether it is feasible to provide alternative individual pump connections (with private rising mains), or new pumping stations, complete pressure, or vacuum systems. Note: Council consent to install private rising mains within legal roads will be required under the Local Government Act;
vi) Where a reticulated system is not available, or a connection is impracticable, whether a suitable wastewater treatment or other disposal system is provided in accordance with regional Rules or a discharge system in accordance with regional Rules or a discharge permit issued by the Northland Regional Council;
vii) Where a reticulated system is not immediately available but is likely to be in the near future whether a temporary system is appropriate. Note: Consent notices may be registered against Certificates of Title requiring individual allotments to connect with the system when it does become available;
xii) Whether provision has been made by the applicant for monitoring mechanisms to ensure contaminants are not discharged to the environment from a suitable wastewater or other disposal system, together with any consent notices to ensure compliance;
xiii) The need for and extent of any financial contributions in accordance with Part D: Chapter 22 Financial Contributions to achieve the above matters.
viii) Whether there is a need for a local purpose reserve to be set aside and vested in Council as a site for any public wastewater utility for disposal or treatment purposes required to be provided;
ix) Whether there is the provision of practical vehicular access from a public road to and along any area vested with Council for waste water purposes; and
x) Whether the subdivision represents the best practicable option in respect of the provision that is made for the disposal of wastewater.
Note 1: General assessment of sections 1.0-10.0 inclusive of the Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards 2009 is undertaken as part of the assessment of the subdivision resource consent application and conditions relating to compliance with any of these standards may be applied to the consent as part of the engineering approval.
Performance Standard 13.13.6 Wastewater Disposal, Residential Zone.
As above with the following assessment criteria added:
xi) In tidal areas, allowance should be made for the effects of high tide, waves, storm surges and rising sea levels.
Performance Standard 14.13.6 Wastewater Disposal, Business Zone.
See 12.15.6 above.
Performance Standard 15B.14.6 Wastewater Disposal, Treaty Settlement Land.
See 12.15.6 above.