Have your say on an application by the Rangitoto Island Conservation Trust to maintain and operate historic baches across the Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve. Submissions close Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

The Minister of Conservation has received an application for an accommodation concession for a 5-year period. This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987.

Application details

Applicant: Rangitoto Island Conservation Trust
Application number: 106080-ACC
Location of proposed activity: Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Summary of proposal: Application to maintain and operate four existing historic baches in the Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve for recreational users, and other historic baches on Rangitoto Island which become available for this purpose over time. The baches can be booked by the public.
Concession applied for:  An accommodation concession for a period of 5 years.
Application documents:

How to make a submission

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

Submissions close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

1. Prepare your submission

Record what you think on 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

You can make a submission by sending the written or electronic submission form to:  

Subject line: Submission on Accommodation Concession Application 106080-ACC

Department of Conservation 
Permissions Hamilton 
Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240

Attention: Stephanie Bowman, Permissions Regulatory Delivery Manager 

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. 

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 for any of these applications, they are likely to occur during the week starting 29 January 2024.


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.    


If you have any questions about the application or the submission process, please contact us via email:

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