Key steps in the MAJAC Trust application to amend the Buller River water conservation order

This page outlines the key steps in the consideration of the MAJAC Trust application to amend the Water Conservation (Buller River) Order 2001. The application was declined. 

Key events

  • MAJAC Trust lodged an application under the Resource Management Act 1991 to amend the Water Conservation (Buller River) Order 2001 to enable a run of the river power scheme on the Gowan River.
  • A special tribunal was appointed in July 2004 to hear and report on the application.
  • The Special Tribunal publicly released its decision on the scope of the hearing on 22 December 2004.
  • MAJAC Trust lodged judicial review proceedings in the High Court. The decision of the High Court was released on 18 July 2005.
  • The application was heard by the Tribunal in November 2005. In February 2006, the Tribunal recommended that the application be declined.
  • Submissions were made to the Environment Court in respect of the Tribunals’ report and recommendation.
  • The Environment Court issued its decision in August 2007 recommending that the application be declined.
  • The application was declined by the Minister in December 2007.
Reviewed:
28/08/14