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To: Mayor Phil Goff
No mega landfill in Dome Valley
Reject the resource consent that would allow the landfill in Dome Valley.
The Dome Valley is not the ideal place for a landfill due to environmental, climate conditions and traffic risks. There must be a better alternative.
Why is this important?
The Dome Valley is not the ideal place for a landfill due to environmental, climate conditions and traffic risks.
The proposed mega landfill is to service Auckland and Northland's waste landfill for the next 30 years and beyond.
It is situated in a high river valley of 156 hectares with a tributary of the Hoteo running through the bottom of it. This runs into the Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand' s biggest harbour and main breeding ground for many species of fish and bird including 80 % snapper stocks traced back to Kaipara.
The proposal includes up to 300 truck/ trailers per day transporting waste to Dome Valley on SH 1. At present an area of native forest, and multitude of waterways that flood with extreme rain events common in the Dome. This area is a haven to many endangered species (native) including the very rare and unique Hochstetters frog.