Have your say on an application submitted by Alexander Monahan for a lease in Doughboy Road Conservation Area. Submissions closed 2 December 2022.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987.

Application details

Applicant: Alexander Monahan
Location of Proposed Activity: Doughboy Road Conservation Area
Map Reference: X:1538846 Y: 5370351
Summary of Proposal: The application is for the leasing of public conservation land for an existing private farm shed at Doughboy Road Conservation Area, near Murchison, in the Nelson Lakes District, for the purpose of storing farm machinery, shearing sheep and skinning for a term of 30 years.

Application documents:

Make a submission

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

Submissions closed at 5 pm 2 December 2022.

1. Prepare your submission

Record what you think in the 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, 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 an opportunity to appear before the Director-General within their submission.

2. Send us your submission

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:
Subject line: Submission on Alexander Monahan’s Farm Shed Lease Application

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7810

Attention: Carl Jones (Permissions Advisor)

What happens next

After submissions close:

  1. DOC will analyse and consider all submissions.
  2. A hearing will be held if there have been requests to be heard by the Director-General If you have expressed an interest in presenting your submission at a hearing, you'll be contacted by DOC regarding this.
  3. DOC will analyse and consider information raised at the hearing if a hearing occurred.
  4. DOC will make a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation.
  5. The Minister of Conservation will make a decision on the application.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, you will be notified of a hearing date.


No details at this point.

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.   


If you have a question about the application or the submission process, you can contact Carl Jones: Permissions Advisor.


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