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The Otago Conservation Board represents the interests of the community; the community's voice in conservation management in Otago.

The Otago Conservation Board is the community’s voice in conservation management in Otago. The board gives advice to DOC on local conservation matters and carries out important planning roles. A major role is overseeing the implementation of the Otago Conservation Management Strategy.

The boundaries of the board’s area of jurisdiction correspond roughly with those of the Otago region, but both Mount Aspiring National Park and the Catlins Conservation Park are wholly within the Board’s district, even though parts of these parks are managed by DOC's West Coast and Southland regions, respectively. This ensures a single approach with regard to policy and planning for these parks.


The first day is usually a meeting day. Most of the board meeting is open to the public – particularly the public forum.

The board sets aside time at each board meeting for a public forum. Any members of the public who want to speak to the board about a conservation issue relating to Otago have the opportunity to do so. Speaking time at these public forums is no more than 10 minutes. Those who wish to speak should contact the Board Support Officer before the meeting.

If there is a second day, it is probably a board workshop or a field trip where board members view ‘conservation in action’ on public conservation land or via recreation facilities around the Otago region. Board workshops and field trips are not open to the public.

Board meeting dates remain subject to change until confirmed at the previous meeting.

The full agenda for ordinary meetings, including papers and reports, is available two days before the meeting date.


Download meeting minutes and agendas.

Note: This links to our Cerberus download site.


Teresa Murphy
Board Support Officer
Phone: +64 275 830 567

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Office
Phone:   +64 3 442 7933
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Cavells Building
1 Arthurs Point Road
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348

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