July 2009
This document sets out what Aoraki's local body does and describes the additional costs of running a business in the village.


If you have or are considering a concession buisiness in the Aoraki/Mount Cook Village, this document describes the local body services provided by the department and forecasts the costs to concessionaires and other stakeholders over the ten years to 2019.

Why has it been written?

The Department has voluntarily opted to write this plan to:

  • Set clear accountability, directions, and priorities for the management of the village infrastructure for the next 10 years, in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Provide a sound base for monitoring and reporting back to the community and government on how well the agreed levels of service have been met.

Although written by Department of Conservation staff with advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers, this plan is intended to be inclusive and to ‘belong’ to the entire Aoraki/Mount Cook community.


The Aoraki/Mount Cook Village is set within the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (the park). All the infrastructural assets of the village are owned by the Crown who provides local body services to the village community through DOC.

The costs of providing local body services are recovered from all village stakeholders, a group that comprises DOC and all concessionaires with leases in the village.

DOC aims to manage the local body services at Aoraki/Mount Cook Village on the principles of consultative inclusion, transparency, fairness, and value for money.

The Aoraki/Mount Cook Long Term Community Plan (LTCP) is the first component of that process. It will set the direction and priorities for providing services to the Aoraki/Mount Cook community for the next 10 years, describing any significant works and expenditure that are anticipated or planned during this time.

Publication information

Print ISBN: 978-0-478-14700-1
Web ISBN: 978-0-478-14701-8


Aoraki / Mt. Cook Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   66 Bowen Drive
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946

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