Introduction

The Fiordland Link Experience monorail project has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Date:  27 May 2014

The Fiordland Link Experience monorail project, proposed by Riverstone Holdings Ltd, has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Media release

Fiordland Link monorail declined - Media release from the Minister of Conservation

Questions and answers

Q&A about the Fiordland Link Experience monorail process and decision

Background information

Officer's Report: Intention to grant a concession, Fiordland link experience monorail - December 2011 (PDF, 1,345K)
The Department of Conservation’s initial report to the Minister.

Hearing Commissioner's Report - October 2013 (PDF, 754K)
This Department of Conservation report to the decision-maker summarises the additional information and evidence presented through the public consultation process and recommends how this additional information and evidence should be used.

Effects on the biodiversity and landscape values of the World Heritage Area:

New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) letter - January 2014 (PDF, 154K)
Advice from the NZCA to assist the Minister of Conservation in reaching a decision on Riverstone Holding's monorail and road concession application.

Financial viability: 

Department of Conservation's final submission - May 2014 (PDF, 5,259K)
Prepared by DOC to assist the Minister of Conservation in reaching a decision on the Fiordland Monorail proposal.

Decision letter from the Minister of Conservation to Riverstone Holdings Ltd - 29 May 2014 (PDF, 8,614K)

Map of Fiordland monorail proposed infrastructure

Further information about the consultation, including the appendices to the Officer's report can be found on the Fiordland Link Experience monorail consultation page.


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