Have your say on an application by YMCA of South Waikato to use an existing camp established by the applicant in Pureora Forest Park for helping under privileged youth. Submissions closed on 1 March 2022.

Submissions closed 1 March 2022.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease concession for a term of 30 years.

Application details

Applicant: YMCA of South Waikato
Location of proposed activity: Pureora Forest Park – Arataki Road, South Waikato
Map reference: NZTM accommodation boundary coordinates: E1836921 N75732750
Concession applied for: A lease for exclusive use of a camp containing several structures and facilities.
Summary of proposal: To use an existing camp established by the applicant for helping under privileged youth in the South Waikato. The camp contains a main lodge, sleeping quarters, ablution block, firewood shed and sports field. A disabled walkway to the ablution block and a disabled bathroom may be built in the future.
Application documents:

Hearing details

An online hearing was held 30 March 2022 to hear the submitter. 


There was one submission. Email for more information. 


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 Darcy Liddell, Permissions Advisor.


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