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Moanataiari LIM entry approved

08 April 2013

Council staff have approved the final entry on Moanataiari property LIMs (Land Information Memorandum).

At the Council meeting last week, elected members asked staff to do some more work on the LIM statement after concerns were raised by community representative Shane Bromley and Deputy Mayor Peter French that the proposed statement didn't go far enough to convey the small risks presented at Moanataiari.

The statements below include the current statement (now replaced), the proposed statement and the final LIM entry, for your information.


Replaced Statement

This property appears on Waikato Regional Councils register (called the Selected Land Use Register or SLUR) of properties known to be contaminated on the basis of chemical measurements or on the basis of past land use. Its classification is currently "Verified HAIL E7 - because the area has been identified as being reclaimed land built up with various materials including mine tailings. Council holds a number of reports that are relevant to the property; these are available on request.


Proposed Statement from 3 April Council Meeting

This property appears on Waikato Regional Councils register (called the Selected Land Use Register or SLUR) of properties known to be contaminated on the basis of chemical measurements or on the basis of past land use.

Its classification is currently "Verified HAIL E7” because the area has been identified as being reclaimed land built up with various materials including mine tailings. As part of a project looking at the potential contamination Council has undertaken soil testing and other assessments, it has formulated a position on the contamination.

Council holds a number of reports that are relevant to the property; these are available on request


Final Statement - Added to all LIMs from 8 April 2013

This property appears on the Waikato Regional Council's register (called the Selected Land Use Register) because of potential contamination due to activities or industries that may have been undertaken on the property.

As part of a project looking at potential contamination, soil testing and other assessments were undertaken, copies of those reports specific to the property and any other project information are available on request.

Council, at its meeting of 3 April 2013, resolved not to undertake any further action but to support the provision of advice by health agencies and provide property and other information, including the Ministry of Health's pamphlet.


Regional council's classification on SLUR challenged

Council staff have written to the regional council to ask for the Selected Land Use Register (SLUR) classification for Moanataiari to be reviewed.

We don't believe that classification "Verified HAIL E7" is accurate:

Mining and extractive industries and mineral processing - including chemically or physically extracting metalliferous ores, exposure of faces or release of groundwater containing hazardous contaminants and storing hazardous wastes, including waste dumps and tailings dams". We don't think that this is the correct description as our studies have shown this activity did not take place on the Moanataiari.

We'll let you know what the outcome is of our enquiry is.

Read our letter to the regional council here.

To find out more about the SLUR please contact the regional council on 0800 800 401.

To find out more about the regional council's HAIL list please contact them on 0800 800 401.


Community Forums come to an end

We held our last Community Forum last week.

A big thank you to the Moanataiari School for hosting us over the past year and also a thank you to the residents and community representatives who fronted with us to ask the hard questions!

Feel free to keep in touch with us by calling PH: 868-0200