Have your say on an application by Johnston, Dick and Associates Limited for an easement at Tutaki North Conservation Area. Submissions closed 18 September 2020.

Submissions closed 18 September 2020

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received a renewal application for an easement for a term (including renewals) of 30 years.

Application details

Applicant: Johnston, Dick and Associates Limited
Location of proposed activity: Tutaki North Conservation Area, Mount Murchison
Map reference: NZTM 1558324E; 5380021N

Summary of proposal: Renewal of a telecommunications facility originally installed in 1985.

The facility comprises a lattice tower with a portacom building beneath the mast. The building is divided into a transmitter room and a standby diesel generator room. There is also a bunded diesel fuel tank (cylindrical) a short distance from the building. The bund is covered by a corrugated iron enclosure which opens to access the tank.

Application document: Application by applicant (PDF, 9.645K)

How to make a submission

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

Submissions closed Friday 18 September 2020 at 5 pm.

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 before 18 September 2020

Send your submission by email or post. You'll get a confirmation email or letter when a submission has been received.


Department of Conservation
Christchurch Shared Services
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140

Attention: Leigh Rodd, 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:

  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, it's likely to occur in early October 2020.


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 a question about the application or the submission process you can contact Leigh Rodd, Permissions Advisor.


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