Notice is hereby given that the Minister for Land Information proposes to take under the Public Works Act 1981 an interest in the land described in the Schedule of this notice (“land”).
The interest is required for the Wiroa-Kaeo Dual Circuit 33/11kV Sub-Transmission Line Project (“Project”) and is required for a Right to Convey Electricity, Telecommunications and Computer Media Easement in Gross (“Easement”).
The Project will allow Top Energy Limited to construct a dual circuit high voltage sub-transmission line with a nominal operating voltage of up to 33kV and other electrical and communications works together with all associated works installed or constructed from Wiroa to Kaeo.
The Project is required to improve the capacity, security and reliability of the electricity distribution network in the Far North region to meet growth and increasing demand for electricity in the region; and to remedy underlying network weakness which will provide a more secure supply for the region.
Pursuant to section 186(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Minister for Land Information has agreed to have the Easement acquired under Part 2 of the Public Works Act 1981.
By way of section 186(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the effect of any Proclamation taking the Easement for the purposes of section 186(1) shall be to vest the Easement in Top Energy Limited, being the network utility operator responsible for the Project, instead of the Crown.
The owner of the land and those persons with a registered interest in it have been served with notice of the Minister for Land Information’s intention to take their interest and advised of their right to object.
Any other person having the right to object may send a written objection to the Registrar, Environment Court, Ministry of Justice, Level 2, 41 Federal Street, Auckland 1010. Postal Address: PO Box 7147, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 or DX CX10086, Auckland, within 20 working days after the date of publication of this notice.
If any objection is made in accordance with this notice, a public hearing will be held with the right of the objector to appear and be heard personally unless the objector otherwise requires, and each objector will be informed of the time and place of the hearing.
Any person requiring further information in respect of this advice should contact Bart van Stratum, Toitū Te Whenua LINZ, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145. Phone: (04) 460 0123.
North Auckland Land District—Far North District
Land Required for an Easement in Gross
|1.2838||Part of Lot 1 DP 196516 (part Record of Title NA125B/96); shown marked A on SO 553927.|
The land is located at Matawherohia Road, Kaeo, Northland.
Dated at Auckland this 9th day of July 2021.
Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR, Minister for Land Information.