Have your say on an application by Imlig Family Trust for a lease concession at Hidden Gorge Scenic Reserve, Tauranga. Submissions close 27 July 2018.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease concession for a term of 20 years.

Application details


Imlig Family Trust

Concession applied for

A lease to continue to operate an avocado orchard that is 0.745 hectares in area. The applicant held a 10-year lease for the same activity that expired on 13 April 2018.

Location of proposed activity

Part of Hidden Gorge Scenic Reserve adjoining 527 Omanawa Road, Tauranga.

Map reference:  6373406 North, 2781157 East

How to submit

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. The submission must be made on a submission form – download a copy or get one from the Tauranga District Office. 

Comment submission form (Word, 235K)

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240.

Attention: Daniel Lincoln, Permissions Advisor


Submissions close on Friday 27 July 2018 at 5 pm. Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of his/her submission, must request (within that submission) an opportunity to appear before the Director-General.

DOC comment regarding publicly notified applications

The Minister of Conservation has made no determination regarding the suitability of this proposed concession on public conservation land. This public notification should not be interpreted as an intention on the part of the Minister of Conservation to grant the proposed concession.  

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 30 July 2018.


When a decision on the application is made it will be posted on this page.  


Imlig Family Trust application form (PDF, 2,490K)

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