Have your say on an application by Southern Discoveries Ltd for a lease concession at Cleddau Village, Deepwater Basin in Fiordland National Park. Submissions closed 1 July 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 60 years from Southern Discoveries Limited.

Application details


Southern Discoveries Limited

Location of proposed activity

Sites B2 and H3, Cleddau Village, Deepwater Basin in Fiordland National Park.

Map reference

Between approximate map references NZTM: 1197860.5040511 and NZTM: 119836.5040556.

Map showing proposed accommodation area
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Photo showing Areas B2 & H3
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Summary of proposal

Construction of three staff accommodation buildings on lease areas B2 and H3 in the Cleddau Village which is an accommodation activity area designated under the Fiordland National Park Management Plan for staff accommodation at Milford Sound.

The total area required for the lease is 2,304 m2. This encompasses two lease areas to accommodate the buildings and a lease area extension for car parks.

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 this submission form (Word, 341K) or available from your local DOC office. 

Send a written or electronic submission to:

Department of Conservation
PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9054

Level 1, John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016

Attention: Amy Phipps, Permissions Advisor


Submissions close on Monday 1 July 2019. 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.

Supporting documents

Landscape assessment (PDF, 39,837K)
Other supporting documents (ZIP, 31,461K)

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