Have your say on an application by St Margaret’s College Trust Board for a lease concession at Paterson Lodge, Arthur's Pass National Park. 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 an application for a lease-license concession.  

Application details

Applicant: St Margaret’s College Trust Board
Location of proposed activity: Paterson Lodge and surrounding area, near the Hawdon Shelter Campsite in Arthur’s Pass National Park

Concession type: Lease/licence
Summary of proposal: The ownership, maintenance and use of Paterson Lodge in Arthur’s Pass National Park for a period of 30 years. Note that St Margaret’s College Trust Board has also applied for an easement to convey water to Paterson House, however that application does not require public notification.

Application document: Application by applicant (PDF, 3,080K)

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
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140

Attention: Eilish Espiner, 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 the week starting 2 November 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 Eilish Espiner, Permissions Advisor.


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