This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease, licence and easement concession for guiding and associated lease and easement activities over the Morning Star Recreation Reserve and the Shotover River Marginal Strip, Queenstown, for a term of approximately 16 years to expire on 31 December 2035.
Applicant: Go Orange Limited, trading as Go Orange Rafting
Location of proposed activity: Morning Star Beach Recreation Reserve and Shotover River Marginal Strip
Map reference: Adjacent to Arthurs Point Road and the Shotover River
Summary of proposal: Go Orange Limited is seeking a new concession to replace their existing concessions over Morning Star Beach Recreation Reserve and the Shotover River Marginal Strip for all land based activities associated with their rafting activities.
- A lease for all buildings currently used for the rafting activities.
- A licence for the activities associated with embarking and disembarking passengers.
- An easement for all underground services associated with the rafting activities.
How to make a submission
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
PO Box 5244
Attention: Lisa Wheeler, Senior Permissions Advisor, 82689-GUI Go Orange Ltd
Drop off address:
Level 1, John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Submission closed Monday 18 May 2020.
If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week beginning 9 June 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.