Min­istry’s $15,000 ‘un­der­stand­ing’

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Weeks be­fore the hear­ing got un­der way, the min­istry with­drew its sub­mis­sion, hav­ing signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with Ful­ton Ho­gan. It was re­leased to the Pa­pakura Courier un­der the Of­fi­cial In­for­ma­tion Act.

The MoU says within a month of the re­source con­sent com­menc­ing, Ful­ton Ho­gan will con­trib­ute ‘‘$15,000 in­clu­sive of GST’’ for the min­istry to ‘‘im­ple­ment mit­i­ga­tion works of its choice’’.

The com­pany will also ei­ther make a con­tri­bu­tion to AT or ‘‘take re­spon­si­bil­ity’’ for lay­ing as­phalt out­side the school dur­ing resur­fac­ing work; sup­ply gravel ma­te­ri­als for ‘‘any’’ pedes­trian walk­way; sup­ply gravel at cost for a new or up­graded car park.

For its part, the min­istry agreed not to pre­vent Ful­ton Ho­gan from im­ple­ment­ing its pro­ject and ‘‘dis­cour­age stu­dents and other mem­bers from the school com­mu­nity from cross­ing Pa­pakura-Cleve­don Road’’.

The min­istry’s head of ed­u­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture ser­vice, Kim Shan­non, says ‘‘we with­drew our sub­mis­sion when the ap­pli­cant, Ful­ton Ho­gan, agreed to a suite of mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures that ad­dressed all our con­cerns’’.

‘‘We ad­vised the prin­ci­pal and board of trus­tees about our ap­proach and com­mu­ni­cated the full suite of mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures se­cured.’’

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Around 180 peo­ple turned up to an ur­gent meet­ing in Cleve­don Com­mu­nity Hall last Thurs­day about the quarry’s con­sent.

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