Have your say on an application by RD Petroleum Limited for a 10 year lease in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park. Submissions closed 18 March 2022.

Submissions closed.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a 10 year lease from RD Petroleum Limited to continue occupation of a bunded 50,000 litre storage diesel fuel tank in Fiordland National Park. 

Application details

Applicant: RD Petroleum Limited 
Location of proposed activity: Deep Cove Wharf, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park.
Map reference: (NZTM GPS Coordinates: X:1142706.740 Y:4949325.747)
Concession type: Lease
Summary of proposal: For the continued occupation of a bunded 50,000 litre storage diesel fuel tank.
Application documents:

How to make a submission

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

Submissions closed 18 March 2022. 

1. Prepare your submission

Objection or submission form (Word, 71K)
Objection or submission form (PDF, 232K)

2. Send us your submission

Send your objection or submission by email or post. You will get a confirmation email or letter when an objection or submission has been received.



Department of Conservation
Ōtepoti/Dunedin Service Centre
Level 1, John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Ōtepoti/Dunedin 9016

Attention: Lisa Wheeler (94747-OTH Application)

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.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 4 April 2022.


No details at this point. Details, such as submissions and the decision outcome, will be added when they are available.

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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