Land Use

If you are planning to install a bore, carry out earthworks or vegetation clearance, install a storage tank, construct a water storage pond, or fence or graze  in river berms, you will most likely need a land use consent from either your district or regional council, or both.  

We can assist you with:

  • Determining if a land use consent is required.
  • Preparing resource consent applications for land use consents.  

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Surface Water

Many of the region’s surface water bodies are considered over-allocated and minimum flow restrictions are required. However, there are still many options available with surface water.

We can assist you with:

  • Resource consents to take and use surface water.
  • Water harvesting permits (taking high flow water).
  • Water storage assessments (how much do you need).
  • Reliabilty of supply modeling. 


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Ground Water

Groundwater is complex. Whether you are wanting to drill a bore for a new groundwater take, renew a current resource consent to take and use groundwater, or change conditions of your consent, you will require assistance.

We can assist you with:

  • Resource consent to take and use groundwater.
  • Installation of bores.
  • Transferring groundwater to another site.
  • Transferring from shallow groundwater or surface water to deep groundwater.
  • Aquifer testiing.
  • Step drawdown testing.

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Dairying

The key to any successful dairy conversion is receiving sound advice and the investigation of all issues that may potentially impact on the conversion. Irricon has extensive experience in the dairy industry. We provide technical advice, assistance with managing resource consents, for both dairy farm conversion and for existing dairy.

We can assist you with:

  • Managing diverse and technically challenging projects from planning and design through to construction and operation.
  • Engineering, science, environmental management and planning.
  • A pre purchase feasibility study to consider whether the proposed land is suitable for dairy conversion.
  • Preparation of all resoruce consent applications associated with a dairy conversion.  
  • Design of farm dairy effluent storage and treatment systems.
  • Seepage testing of farm dairy effluent ponds to identify where leaking is an issue.
  • Domestic wastewater treatment for new houses and dairy sheds.
  • Compliance Management.
  • Nutrient budgeting.
  • Farm Environment Management Plans and Audits.

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Nutrient Consents

The need for nutrient consents has arisen from new regional rules in response to the National Policy Statement (NPS) for Freshwater Management.    The NPS requires that all regional councils set limits to address declining water quality.    These are also known as ‘consents to farm’, or a ‘nutrient discharge consent’. 

Nutrient consents generally require land owners to farm to an nitrogen loss limits (derived using Overseer) as well as prepare, implement and audit a Farm Environment Plan.

The nutrient rules are complex and very greatly from region to region, and sometimes within regions too.

We can assist you with

  • Providing advice on what nutrient rules are applicable to you.
  • Working out your current nitrogen loss using Overseer.
  • Preparation and auditing of Farm Environment Plans.
  • Obtaining the necessary nutrient consent.
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Timaru

16 Hilton Highway
+64 3 308 8587
0800 irricon

Ashburton

159 Alford Forest Rd
+64 3 308 8587
0800 irricon

North Island

021 378 308
0800 irricon ex 8

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