Source: Environmental Protection Authority
08 December 2021
An independent panel has granted resource consent for a film studio complex on the outskirts of Wānaka.
Silverlight Studios Limited applied for its project under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The complex will include a film school, screening theatre, exhibition centre, and up to 10 sound stages.
An expert consenting panel today granted resource consent, with a range of conditions, including for building size, noise, traffic, and light.
The decision comes 96 working days after the application was lodged with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
The panel is considering a separate application to provide on-site accommodation for cast and crew. The decision is due in the new year.
We are not involved in the decision-making. The EPA provides advice and administrative support for the Panel Convener, Judge Newhook, and the expert consenting panels he appoints.