Have your say on an application from Port Otago Ltd for a lease concession for staff accommodation at Cleddau Village, Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. Submissions closed 12 November 2019.

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

Application details

Applicant: Port Otago Limited

Location of proposed activity: Site H1, Cleddau Village, Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park.

Summary of proposal: 

The application is from Port Otago Limited, seeking permission to build staff accommodation at Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park.

The accommodation would house pilots, training pilots, pilot boat operators, deckhand and various auditors from Maritime NZ or Environment Southland. The staff provide services in the designated pilotage areas in Fiordland and Stewart Island.

The total area required for the lease is 266m2.

Concession applied for: Lease

Application document: Application form (PDF, 11,259K)

How to make a submission

Submissions closed 12 November 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 the submission form (DOC, 239K)

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
PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054

Attention: Lisa Wheeler, Senior Permissions Advisor

Submissions closed 5 pm Tuesday 12 November 2019.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week beginning 25 November 2019.

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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