South Island Aggregates (SIA) is pleased with the Ministry of Environment's decision to issue a permit to treat and landfill waste soil at our Stebbings Road facility. The issuance of this permit reflects the rigorous environmental and technical assessment that SIA has undertaken over the past two years, demonstrating that waste can be safely treated and landfilled at this location, within the constraints of an engineered, permitted facility. We appreciate the feedback and comments received during the past year or so of consultation with the public and other stakeholders, and have incorporated this feedback into our final design and monitoring program. We are now proceeding with construction and intend to be operational in the near future. We look forward to ongoing, meaningful dialogue with stakeholders and other interested parties.
Michael J Kelly