This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a grazing licence concession of 15 years from John B Cowan.
About the application
John B Cowan
Location of proposed activity
736 Hectares within the Cook River to Haast River Conservation Area. Haast River Valley, between the Roaring Billy and the confluence of the Landsborough River.
NZ Topo50 Map BY13 Lake Paringa.
Between approximate map references NZTM: 1302534.5128556 – 1314732.5125410.
Summary of proposal
John Cowan has applied to continue to graze 736 Hectares within the Haast River Valley. The area would be stocked by 60 breeding cows for a maximum of a year and 50 calves for a maximum of six months.
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 the submission form – download a copy or get one a copy from your local DOC office.
Make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:
Department of Conservation
Hokitika Shared Service Centre
Private Bag 701
Attention: Chari Taylor
Submissions close on Thursday 31st May 2018 at 5pm. 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.
If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 4 June 2018.
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