Have your say on applications for existing boatshed leases in Lake Okareka and Otautu Bay, Bay of Plenty. Submissions closed 7 August 2020.

Submissions closed 7 August 2020.

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

Application details

Applicants: This is a bulk process and there are 18 applicants in total:

  • John Bourke
  • Mark Collet
  • Meryl Keighley
  • Glenn Shaw
  • Dianna Last
  • Jules Averill
  • Joanne Campbell
  • Michael Smith
  • David Ferrar and Amy Ferrar
  • Tony Philip Bradley
  • Lee Pinfold
  • Lindsay Plasmeyer
  • Michael Joseph Byrne and Diane Elisabeth Knowles
  • Andrew Holliday and Frances Renwick
  • Kathi Keys and Eric Keys
  • Ryan Cook counts as 2 applicants as they have 2 boatsheds
  • Mikro Holdings Ltd.

Location of Proposed Activity:

  • Lake Okareka Marginal Strip, Bay of Plenty and
  • Otautu Bay Marginal Strip, Bay of Plenty.

Summary of Proposal:

A lease for the existing private boatsheds. These boatsheds are located on the Lake Okareka Marginal Strip and Otautu Bay Marginal Strip. They’re existing structures and are used for the storage of recreational equipment.

Concession Applied for: Lease

Application documents:

How to make a submission

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

Submissions closed 5 pm Friday 7 August 2020.

1. Prepare your submission

Record what you think in the submission form.

These are also available from your local DOC office.

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 7 August 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

Submissions closed 5 pm Friday 7 August 2020.

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 on 7 August 2020:

  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 a hearing is required, it’s likely to occur in the second half of August. 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 by the applicants.

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.   

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it’s likely to be in the second half of August.


No details at this point. Details, such as submissions and the decision outcome, will be added when they are available.


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


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