Oceana Gold Limited – Deepdell North Stage III project

​​​​​​​Waitaki District Council and Otago Regional Council have received the following applications for resource consent:

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Oceana Gold Limited – Deepdell North Stage III project​

Site Location:

​Deepdell North Satge III Project element​Land Parcel​Record of Title​Owner
​Deepdell North stage III Pit​Part Section 12 Block VII Highlay SD​OT16B/855​OceanaGold
​Horse Flat WRS​Part Section 11 Block VII Highlay SD​OT16B/855​OceanaGold
​Horse Flat WRS​Section 10 Block VII Highlay SD​OT18C/1099​ ​OceanaGold
​Deepdell South Backfill​​Part Section 1 Block VIII Highlay SD​OT16B/854​ ​OceanaGold
​​Deepdell South Backfill​​Part Section 12 Block VII Highlay SD​OT16B/855​ ​OceanaGold
​Noise Bund​​​Lot 1 DP 22318​OT14C/1088​​CH and ML Howard
​Noise Bund​​​​Part Section 11 Block VII Highlay SD​​OT16B/855​ ​ ​OceanaGold


The applicant proposes to carry out open-cast gold mining adjoining Horse Flat Road approximately 3.6km from Macraes Flat township. The proposal is called the Deepdell North Stage III Project and includes: 

  • Extracting minerals and overburden to create a 38ha pit 
  • Depositing waste rock extracted from the pit to create a 70.6ha waste rock stack and to backfill the existing Deepdell South pit that overlooks the Golden Point Reserve 
  • Creating a pit lake following completion of the mining activity 
  • Hauling ore from the pit to the gold processing plant using the existing haul road along the old Golden Point Road alignment
  • Realigning an approximately 900m section of Horse Flat Road​

The estimated duration of mining is two years and a further year to complete rehabilitation.  The applicant proposes to reinstate that part of Golden Point Road south of Horse Flat Road for public use after rehabilitation is completed. 

Submission period

Saturday 2nd May until Friday 29th May 2020

Applicants Address for service: 

Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Limited, by post at Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Limited, Attention: Duncan Ross, PO Box 5442, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058 or by email to Duncan.Ross@oceanagold.com

Decision Outcome​

​Decision Notice on Oceana Gold Limited – Deepdell North Stage III project​ (PDF, 10.6MB)

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