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Published: 2017-10-12 14:30:00

Following recent commentary on the idea of a proposed crematorium for Thames, Waikato Regional Council acknowledges the significant interest in the matter and is clarifying, for the record, where things are at from its perspective:

  • To establish a crematorium, a resource consent will be required from the regional council to authorise the discharge of contaminants to air from a crematorium.
  • The proposed developer Adrian Catran has been advised so is aware that a consent is required from the regional council.
  • To date, we have not received a relevant resource consent application.
  • The regional council would need to assess any such application on its own merits under the statutory provisions of the Resource Management Act.
  • In that regard, the regional council will only be able to consider those matters over which it has jurisdiction that relate to whatever consent is sought.