Five weeks in November and December have been set aside for the hearings into private plan change and resource consent applications by Waste Management NZ to build a regional landfill in the Dome Valley.
Evidence and submissions will be heard at the Warkworth Town Hall from Monday, November 9, through until Friday, December 11, with overflow days between December 16 and 18 if required.
The applications will be heard by hearing commissioners Sheena Tepania, chair, and Alan Watson, David Mead, Dr Wayne Donovan and Michael Parsonson.
Auckland Council has said it will accept late submissions on both the plan change and resource consent applications until Friday, July 31. Any submissions received after this date will be decided by the panel on a case-by-case basis.
Waste Management, owned by Beijing Capital, owns 1010ha, off State Highway 1 and wants to begin construction on the landfill in 2022 with a proposed opening in 2028.
The landfill will be a 24/7 operation and will generate an estimated 300 truck movements through the Dome per day.