This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for works in East Homer Concession Site 52442-OTH for State Highway 94 Homer Tunnel Avalanche and Rockfall Safety.
Applicant: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Location of Proposed Activity: Within SH94 and Fiordland National Park at east Homer Tunnel, adjacent to SH94
Map Reference: Between approximate map references 44.73S, 167.97E
Summary of Proposal: Application for concession to construct a new equipment building, associated earthworks for trenching, investigations and reinforcing existing structures, within SH94, a concession area and Fiordland National Park at east Homer Tunnel, adjacent to SH94. The purpose of the proposed new equipment building is to provide appropriate protection for safety and emergency equipment at the Homer Tunnel, in turn reducing potential for rock fall and avalanche risk associated with servicing the power supply in its current location.
- Application by applicant (PDF, 4,400K)
- Application appendices (PDF, 2,520K)
- Letter of application (PDF, 50.2K)
How to make a submission
Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal.
Submissions closed 5 pm Monday 4 April 2022.
1. Prepare your submission
Record what you think in the submission form.
Any person or organisation wishing to be heard at a possible hearing in support of their submission must request an opportunity to appear before the Director-General. This request must be included in your submission.
2. Send us your submission
Send your submission by email or post. You'll get a confirmation email or letter when a submission has been received.
Department of Conservation
Dunedin Service Centre
PO Box 5244
Attention: Sanjay Thakur, Senior Permissions Advisor
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.
What happens next
After submissions close:
- DOC will analyse and consider all submissions.
- 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.
- DOC will analyse and consider information raised at the hearing if a hearing occurred.
- DOC will make a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation.
- The Minister of Conservation will make a decision on the application.
If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 26 April 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 Sanjay Thakur, Senior Permissions Advisor.