In July 2014, Westpower submitted an application for concessions from the Minister of Conservation to enable the proposed scheme to progress. In September 2016, DOC publicly notified its intention to grant a lease, licence and easement concession and a public hearing was held in early December 2016.
On 28 August, a decision to decline the application was announced by David Parker, the Minister for the Environment. Westpower is considering its response to this decision.
Westpower welcomes your feedback on the Scheme at any stage during the process.
Please send your feedback to
Waitaha@electronet.co.nz or to
PO Box 375,