Mendip Hills have a dairy farming operation in Winton, Southland. Their operation includes a 900 cow herd and infrastructure extending to a dairy shed, wintering shed and calving shed. The Resource Consent renewal included discharge of dairy shed effluent as well as wastewater from a nearby milk transfer station. From assessing soil types to reviewing groundwater availability and calculating effluent storage requirements, our team worked with Environment Southland to renew consents within the following categories:
- Discharge agricultural effluent to land from up to 900 cows
- Abstract and use groundwater for crop wash, stock drinking and dairy shed use
- Use land for a wintering barn and a calving shed.
This included a thorough assessment of the draft consent conditions to ensure that the Resource Consents were granted with conditions that were workable and aligned with the daily operations of the farm.
As well as renewing Mendip Hill’s Resource Consents, our team continue to work alongside this farm. This includes signalling when reporting or monitoring conditions are due and also supporting with annual Collected Agricultural Effluent Management Plan reviews. With our focus on end-to-end environmental management, the WM Environmental Team ensure that our clients are well-prepared to meet their environmental obligations for the lifetime of the consents.