Have your say on an application by Motutapu Island Restoration Trust for a lease for a mobile accommodation unit. Submissions closed 13 May 2019.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease mobile accommodation unit for a term of 15 years from Motutapu Island Restoration Trust.

Application details


Motutapu Island Restoration Trust ‘the Applicant’

Location of proposed activity

Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve

Map reference

Approximate map references NZTM - x:1769285 y:5929080

Summary of proposal

The Motutapu Restoration Trust proposes to establish a one-bedroom mobile accommodation unit within the nursery complex located on Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve.

The unit is required to accommodate the volunteer nurseryman who resides on the island 6 days a week carrying out the essential management of the nursery, including the oversight and tending of over 18,000 stems per annum. This activity includes seed propagation, bagging of seedlings and husbandary of bagged plants plants being ready to plant in the restoration areas on Motutapu

Concession applied for

The Applicant has applied for a Lease for footprint of the mobile accommodation unit. Please see the application documents below for further information and imagery of the proposed activity.


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 (DOC, 237K), also availalbe from your local DOC office. 

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 Monday 13 May 2019 at 5:00 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 13 May 2019.


No details at this point.

Application documents

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