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Waikare Gorge Realignment Project

Notice of Requirement (RM 230011) for a designation for the State Highway 2 - Waikare Gorge Realignment Project

Notice of requirement for designation



Section 95A, 168 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Wairoa District Council has received notice of Requirement (RM 230011) for a designation from NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi.

The requirement is for:

Realigning State Highway 2 within the Wairoa district, including the construction of a new bridge across the Waikari River and associated works.

The site to which the requirement applies is as follows: The proposed two-lane new state highway (“realignment”) enters the Wairoa District by traversing the Waikare Gorge at a new proposed bridge. From the northern side of the Waikare Gorge, it veers westwards towards and crosses over the KiwiRail corridor to reconnect and tie into the existing SH2 after the McKenzie’s Rail Overbridge.

The Notice of Requirement Application may be inspected at the Wairoa District Council or viewed here.

If you have any questions about the notice of requirement, please contact Hinetākoha Viriaere, Group Manager Planning and Regulatory for Wairoa District Council

Any person or organisation may make a submission on the notice of requirement, but a person who is a trade competitor of the requiring authority may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the requirement relates that –

(a) Adversely affects the environment; and

(b) Does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to Wairoa District at Queen St, Wairoa or
Submission form can be downloaded here or a hard copy is available at the Wairoa District Council Office.

Submissions close at 5pm 4 March 2023


You must serve a copy of your submission on the applicant, being NZTA Waka Kotahi. The address for service is: Stantec New Zealand PO Box 13 052 Christchurch 8141. To the attention of; Caroline van Halderen, Senior Principal Planner. Email address:




Date of notification: 3rd February 2024


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