Introduction

The tunnel project proposed by Milford Dart Limited, through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Date:  17 July 2013

The tunnel project proposed by Milford Dart Limited, through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Media release

Minister declines Milford Dart Tunnel proposal - Media release from the Minister of Conservation

Questions and answers

Q&A about the Milford Dart Tunnel application process and decision

Background information

Commissioner's report to Minister (minus the appendices) (PDF, 1,102K)
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of submissions received and recommendations as to the extent to which submissions should be allowed or accepted for both applications. 

NZCA advice to Minister (PDF, 212K) 

Reports prepared for the World Heritage Committee:

DOC submission (PDF, 1,162K) 

View DOC's Dart passage tunnel web page (in closed consultations) to read:

  • DOC's initial report
  • Hearing information and notes 
  • Material provided by Milford Dart Limited as 'right of reply' to submissions

Map showing the proposed Milford Dart tunnel alignment (PDF, 423K)

Media contact

Rachael Bruce, Press Secretary for Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation:
+64 21 841 087 .


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