Have your say on a proposal to classify the reserve located on Affleck Road, Riversdale as a scenic reserve. Submissions closed on 27 November 2018.

The Operations Manager, Murihiku District, gives notice under the Reserves Act 1977 of the proposal to classify the reserve located on Affleck Road, Riversdale, northern Southland, as a scenic reserve for the purposes of section 19 of the Reserves Act 1977.

The reserve is around 540 ha, being Lots 3 and 4 DP 11327 and lies approximately 18 km south-west of Lumsden. It was recently purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund and DOC to protect a significant dome mire peat bog. The wetland contains rushland-shrubland and is a distinctive natural feature in a largely developed area.

Any person or organisation who wish to make a written submission or objection in respect of this proposal are invited to write to:

Permissions and Land Manager
Dunedin Service Centre
PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9058

Attention: Phil Melgren and Dinah Wakelin

Sumbmissions must be received no later than 5 pm on 27 November 2018. Submitters must also state whether they wish to be heard in support of their submission. 

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Phil Melgren

Phone: +64 3 211 2468

Dinah Wakelin

Phone: +64 3 474 6953

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