August 04, 2020
Modern tip design critical to Dome consent
Auckland mayor Phil Goff says any new landfill in the Auckland region has to be built to the highest environmental standards.
There have been public marches and petitions against a proposed giant landfill at Dome Valley, which mana whenua iwi Ngāti Whātua and Ngāti Manuhiri fears it could leach into the Hōteo River and Kaipara Moana.
Auckland Council is part of a new partnership with iwi and Northland councils to clean up the Kaipara, but Mayor Goff says the consent is in the hand of independent hearing commissioners and the Environment Court.
He told Radio Waatea host Dale Husband the bottom line is there can be no leaching into the Hōteo.
"The Auckland you and I grew up in where we had Pike's Point at Onehunga on the Manukau Harbour and Waikōwhai Bay where we had the Mount Roskill municipal tip where stuff just leached out into the harbour, they're long gone. If there is to be a landfill there, and that is an independent decision, then it has to be to the highest environmental standards," Mayor Goff says.
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