News that industry giant Waste Management wants to develop a major new landfill site for the Auckland region in the Dome Valley has been greeted with shock and dismay by the local community.
Waste Management, which is owned by Beijing Capital, has obtained Overseas Investment Office approval for the purchase of a large block of land to the east of State Highway 1, between Forestry Road and the Hoteo River, including the Springhill property and airstrip.
The landfill itself would be sited in a valley 1km off the highway on land that is currently owned by Matariki Forestry.
The company is yet to make any resource consent applications, but is planning to lodge these following a consultation and assessment period from now until December, which includes two open days this month. Read more