Have your say on an application by The Aoraki Mount Cook School Board of Trustees for the lease of the house at Site 15, 8 Mueller Place in the Aoraki/Mount Cook Village for 30 years. Submissions closed 2 September 2022.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation received an application for a lease concession from:

Applicant: The Aoraki Mount Cook School Board of Trustees
Location of proposed activity: Site 15, 8 Mueller Place, Aoraki/Mount Cook Village
Map reference: NZTM: -43.739394, 170.098721
Summary of proposal: This proposal is to lease the established structure (house) at site 15, 8 Mueller Place, Aoraki Mount Cook Village for the purpose of providing accommodation for teaching staff. This comprises the management, ownership and operation of all activities related to the house.

Application documents:

Making a submission

Submissions closed at 5 pm on Friday 2 September 2022.

Submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act.

What happens next

  1. DOC will analyse and consider all submissions and comments on the 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, it is likely to occur week commencing 12 September 2022.


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 Roseanna Spiers, Senior Permissions Advisor. Email:

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