Have your say on a concession application by Southern Lakes Helicopters Limited to occupy part of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland National Park. Submissions closed 3 March 2020.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a concession lease of 10 years from:

Application details

Applicant: Southern Lakes Helicopters Limited

Concession applied for: Lease (for a term of 10 years).

Location of proposed activity: Te Anau Foreshore (79 Lakefront Drive), Fiordland National Park

Map reference: Latitude and longitude (DMS) is 45 25 05.8s and 167 42 43.3e respectively.

Application documents:

Summary of proposal

Southern Lakes Helicopters Limited are applying to continue their activity on the foreshore of Lake Te Anau within Fiordland National Park for a term of 10 years. The existing structures include an office building, helipad and associated wooden walkways.

This activity relates to the structures detailed above, not aircraft landings in Fiordland National Park.


One submissions was received.

Hearing details

A hearing is not required.

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.

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