Have your say on a concession application by Buller District Council to secure land to develop a community facility. Submissions closed 13 December 2019.

Update 23 November 2020

Buller District Council has withdrawn this application.

Submissions received

Submissions were amended 10 January 2020 due to a correction being required.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease/licence for land to locate a community facility near Punakaiki for a term of 35 years.

Application details

Applicant: Buller District Council

Location of proposed activity: Punakaiki Coast Road Conservation Area. Approximately 1462001E, 5336182N

Summary of proposal: To secure land for the development by community representatives for a community facility.

Application document: Buller District Council application (ZIP, 21,100K)

How to make a submission

Submissions closed 13 December 2019.

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. 

1. Prepare your submission

Tell us what you think using a submission form.

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, state this in writing when making your submission.

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

2. Send us your submission

Send your submission by email or post. 


Department of Conservation
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7810

Attention: Chari Taylor

Submissions closed 5 pm Wednesday 13 December 2019.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week beginning 27 January 2020.

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.   

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