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June-July 2018 ENVIROKNOWLEDGE® Effective Regional Council Consents Process Workshop

Why is technical consent process critical? Many regional councils and consultancies have internal RMA consents process training or procedures for new and existing staff to build-up consent processing capabilities. However, very few if any have guidance in dealing with technical issues related to a range of consent applications (e.g. bed disturbances, structures, discharges or takes). In the absence of any technical guidelines, consents professionals tend to rely on internal or external scientists or senior staff for technical advice.

Assuming consents professionals having access to technical guidance to draft consent conditions, often the rationales behind technical consent conditions are not clearly understood. Confidence is critical in drafting consent conditions for - an AEE for a consent application, s42A reports, decisions or the Environment Court appeal mediations or decisions.   With this in mind,  ENVIROKNOWLEDGE® has developed technical guidelines to deal with regional council consents process under the RMA and offers a 2-day interactive workshop without any assignments or tests to advance consent process technical knowledge.

Who can benefit?

  • Regional Council Consents Staff (All levels)

  • RMA Hearings Commissioners

  • Legal professionals and

  • Consultancy Staff.

 

About the workshop knowledge sharer:  Dr Selvarajah has 21 years of regional council experience. Under his directorship at the Otago Regional Council (2001-2013), many contentious consents were processed successfully (visit www.enviroknowledge.co.nz for reports and publications). Owing to his hands-on involvement by council delegation coupled with his wider technical knowledge in soil, water and air management, he has acquired detailed knowledge in technical consent process.

To date he has held a series of a range of technical workshops since 2015, which have attracted 190 NZ professionals to participate, enjoy and benefit.

Workshop topics:

1. ENVIROKNOWLEDGE® techniques for efficient, legally defensible and cost effective consent process

2. Effective legal and technical consent process of,

  • Riverbed disturbances (e.g. gravel extraction) or river structures applications;

  • Instream damming consents;

  • Coastal structures, bed disturbances;

  • Treated sewage or industrial discharges to water;

  • Land treatment and disposal of effluent;

  • Contaminated sites;

  • N leaching limit for farming;

  • Discharges to air (odour and particulates) and

  • Water takes and uses

3. How to deal effectively with

  • Mixing zone for discharges to water;

  • Water take transfers;

  • Retrospective consents;

  • Certificate of compliance; and

  • Environment Court appeals.

 

Please register your interest with your full name, name of your employer, position and location you wish to attend at sustain@enviroknowledge.co.nz. Seats are limited to 20 per location. You can request for any further information on the workshop at the same e-mail address or call on 03 4776111.

Registration of interest closing date:                    15 June 2018

Workshop fee/person                                              $1275 (Excluding GST)

Workshop time:                                                         9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily

 

Aaron Court Motor Inn, Hamilton

Dunedin (venue yet to be announced)

21 & 22 June 2018

2 & 3 July  2018

 

Workshop fee: Includes lunch, tea/coffee, hardcopy manual and 3-month clarification support on workshop contents.

Download June/July 2018 ENVIROKNOWLEDGE® Effective Regional Council Consents Process Workshop Flyer (0.7 MB PDF)