The Department of Conservation will receive approximately 170 ha of private land containing beech forest and regenerating native bush in return for 22 ha of the Ruahine Forest Park.
Director-General Lou Sanson says the land exchange will mean a net gain for conservation.
- Map of land being exchanged (PDF, 3,933K)
- Map of land being exchanged including reservoir detail (PDF, 4,185K)
Letter to the applicant (PDF, 708K) – this is a low quality scan
DOC’s reports related to the decision:
- DOC's science report (PDF, 2,640K)
- Decisions (declaration, revocation, exchange and special protection) in respect of part of Ruahine Forest Park
- Report and recommendation from the Hearing Convenor – for Ruahine Conservation Park change of status
This decision relates solely to the land revocation and exchange application. The decision about approval of the Ruataniwha dam was made by the Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry - for full details see the Environmental Protection Agency website.
In a separate decision, the Director-General will also require a trap and transfer system to mitigate the effects of the dam on native fish species.
Documents about fish passage:
- Decision letter to the applicant (PDF, 649K)
- DOC's recommendation to the Decision Maker (PDF, 1,810K)
- Approval and dispensation (PDF, 624K)
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