Introduction

Have your say on the Minister of Conservation's intention to grant a concession to Westpower Limited to construct and operate a run of the river hydro scheme on the Waitaha River on the West Coast. Submissions closed 14 November 2016.

The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a lease, licence and easement concession for a term of 49 years under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Westpower Limited to construct and operate a run of the river hydro scheme on the Waitaha River on the West Coast. 

How to submit

Submissions closed on Monday 14 November 2016. 

DOC received 3264 submissions on the Waitaha Hydro Proposal. 

This number includes 2864 Forest and Bird template submissions and a Green Party submission with 2343 signatures.

Submissions received

Note: These are very large files and may take some time to download.

DOC's analysis of the application

Concession officer's report (PDF, 3,457K)

12 June 2018 letter to submitters

Westpower has proposed some additional measures to address the potential adverse effects on recreation (kayaking and tramping). This letter has been sent out to the submitters who have already made submissions on the application. The letter invites submitters to provide comment on the additional measures proposed by Westpower by 5 pm Wednesday 4 July.

Read the letter to submitters (PDF 107K)

DOC's technical reports

These reports review the effects on:

Other information received

These reports were received under section17s(4)(a) and (b) of the Conservation Act 1987:

Westpower application resources

Application for concessions and assessment of effects on Westpower website


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