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The request was for the decision document in relation to South Island Resource Recovery Limited’s application to acquire land in Waimate for the construction and operation of a large-scale waste-to-energy plant.

Overseas Investment’s Assessment Report prepared for South Island Resource Recovery Limited’s application for the acquisition of 14.85 hectares of farm land at Morven Glenavy Road, Waimate and an overseas investment in significant business assets. Assessed under the Benefit to New Zealand (farm land) test.

The Assessment Report contains the proposed consent conditions but not the final consent conditions. The date by which SIRRL is required to acquire the Land was subsequently varied on 11 April 2024 from 31 March 2025 to 31 March 2027 to enable resource consent to be obtained before the land is acquired.

Furthermore, the dates by which SIRRL is required to carry out an ecological assessment under Special Condition 5(a) was varied from 30 September 2025 to 30 September 2027 and the date by which SIRRL must relocate any mudfish under Special Condition 5(b) was varied from 31 March 2026 to 31 March 2028 to allow for the delay in acquiring the land.

Hongju Mao and Shengjun Yan, who are both listed as directors of SIRRL on pages 3 and 10 of the Assessment Report, are not directors of SIRRL but are instead directors of China Tianying Incorporated.