Hurunui Water Project – Resource Consents
HWP has ten resource consents, granted by the Regional Council, Environment Canterbury, on 18 December 2015.
To take and use water for irrigation of up to 58,000 hectares (ha) between South Branch of the Kowai River (Amberley) and the Waiau River, and hydro-generation.
To divert and take up to 17 m3/s of water from the main stem of the Hurunui River, downstream of the Surveyors Stream confluence (Intake 4 – Stage 2).
To take and divert up to 12.3 m3/s of water from the main-stem of the Hurunui River, downstream of the confluence with Mandamus River (North Bank of the Hurunui River), at the Amuri Irrigation Scheme (AIS) intake (Intake 3 – Stages 1 and 2)
To dam water in the main stem of the Waitohi River to create four reservoirs being; Lower Gorge, Inches Road, Seven Hills and Hurricane Gully
To discharge water into the Waitohi River immediately downstream of each dam.
To take and divert up to 26.1 m3/s of water from the mainstem of the Hurunui River, downstream of confluence with Mandamus River from two locations on the south bank of the Hurunui River (Intakes 1A and 1B – Stages 1 and 2)
To take up to 42.4 m3/s of water from the Lower Gorge Reservoir.
To discharge up to 17 cubic metres per second of water diverted from the Hurunui River via a rising main/tunnel into the Hurricane Gully Dam reservoir in the Waitohi River
To store up to 6.5 million m3 of water in out of stream dams (on-plain storage) between the Hurunui and Waitohi Rivers
CRC153349 – To use land for farming*
* Replaced by HWP Consent CRC172780 and NTF Consent CRC172781 (16/12/16) transfer.
* NTF Consent CRC172781 then cancelled and replaced by NTF Consent CRC172841 on 22/12/16.