Have your say on an application by Mercury Bay Boating Club Incorporated for a lease and licence in Whitianga. Submissions closed 9 May.

The Minister of Conservation gives notice under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987 of an application by Mercury Bay Boating Club Incorporated to establish and operate a community facility (boating club/sailing school) for a period of 30 years at Local Purpose Reserve (Lot 6 DP 426920) Dundas Steet, Whitianga.

Application details

Applicant: Mercury Bay Boating Club Incorporated
Location of proposed activity: Local Purpose Reserve (Lot 6 DP 426920) Dundas Street, Whitianga.
Concession type: Lease for the building only. Licence for the surrounding area and an easement for the location of services.
Summary of proposal: This is an application for a community facility (boating club/sailing school).
Application documents:

How to make a submission

Submissions closed on 9 May 2024 at 5:00 pm.

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. 

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.  

Submissions received

Hearing details

The hearing will be held on the 24 July 2024 for those who indicated that they wished to be heard. Details of the venue and appointment times will be confirmed in writing before the hearing.


No details at this point.


If you have a question about the application or the submission process you can contact Ange Paget, Senior Permissions Advisor.


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