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Local Authority: 

Wellington Water land development

Providing technical engineering expertise to Wellington Water Ltd to assess land development applications including resource consents, engineering approvals, and Section 223/224 assessments.


Description: Wellington Water Limited (WWL) is responsible for the management of 3-waters infrastructure in the greater Wellington region. Since January 2016, e2Environmental has supported the Wellington Water land development team providing technical engineering expertise to facilitate new development in the Wellington region.


Our Expertise: The team at e2Environmental integrated seamlessly with WWL staff and systems, and worked with Council Planners to provide customers with pre-application advice, resource consent assessments, Engineering Approval and Section223/224 certificates. This required fluent knowledge of Councils’ codes of practice and By-Laws, RMA processes and related legislative requirements, including Local Government Act, and Land Transfer Regulations, etc.


In order to process applications quickly and accurately, a high level of communication with applicants was required. Our role included supporting applicants to ensure an appropriate level of information to support engineering assessment. This involved balancing legislative and environmental outcomes against practical engineering solutions to ensure correct results and a smooth, surprise-free development process.


Outcome: As at February, 2017, WCC had approved 1204 consents for new dwellings or subdivisions in the previous 6 months, compared to 788 in the previous year. e2Environmental has played a key role in delivering these consents through implementing and improving delivery procedures and applying sound engineering judgement, assisting the council facilitate development within the Wellington region.

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