Greymouth Petroleum Ltd granted consent for exploration
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Greymouth Petroleum Ltd has been granted land use consent to carry out petroleum exploration on Stewart Island.
Southland District Council senior resource management planner Jennifer Green said the consent is for exploration over
four months, and allows one drilling well on a site at Horseshoe Bay Road. "This consent is for exploration only, and
any testing of the well or drilling of further wells will be subject to another resource consent application," Ms Green
Activities include 24-hour drilling operations, temporary buildings/structures and minor earthworks relating to site
construction and reinstatement.
The consent has been granted with 13 conditions, with the key conditions being that the consent is for a limited
duration, noise monitoring will be undertaken by Council to ensure compliance with the predicted modelling and there
will be complete rehabilitation of the site. There will be no non-essential traffic movement at night, and during
night-time hours, maintenance work with be limited and only essential drilling activities carried out.
Written approvals of all adjoining landowners and occupiers were received by Council.