Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Meridian Energy's 130MW Project Central Wind windfarm has been granted resource consent. While the decision can still be appealed, that is unlikely - Meridian bothered to get the local community onside this time. The application was filed in July last year, meaning the entire process has taken less than nine months. Which begs the question: why does the government need to gut the RMA if its this easy to get consent?

And Meridian's Mill Creek project as well - though this one may go to the Environment Court.