The earthquake rubble dump in Burwood is set to apply for another resource consent to cope with the ongoing clearing of demolition material. It had reached a peak of forty metres and is currently down to a thirty metre high.
It had been planned to operate until September 2017. Transwaste Canterbury chairman Gill Cox said.”We probably will have to go for an extension of the consent.”He was not sure how much longer the recovery park would need to stay open beyond 2017 but was planning on making a consent application to Environment Canterbury (ECan) later this year once more information on expected volumes was available.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee wrote to ECan late last year asking it to make changes to enable the continued use of the landfill for earthquake-related waste beyond September 2017. ECan endorsed this recommendation at a meeting in May.
This will delay the plans to develop the sixty three hectares of land into a recreation park, with nature trails and bike track.