Have your say on an application by Timber Trails Adventures Limited for a lease concession at Piropiro in Pureora Forest Park. Submissions closed 21 July 2020.

Submissions closed 21 July 2020.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a variation to a lease for a term of 24 years.

Application details

Applicant:Timber Trail Adventures Limited
Location of proposed activity: Piropiro in Pureora Forest Park

Concession type: A material variation to an existing lease for occupation and operation of an accommodation facility. 

Summary of proposal: The activity sought is to amend the current lease concession held by Timber Trails Adventures Limited to construct and use an additional building for the purpose of a meeting room and two breakout rooms and/or accommodation on leased Public Conservation Land for a period of 24 years to 30 April 2044 to align with the existing Concession 37104-ACC

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 21 July 2020.

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 on or before 21 July 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 701
Hokitika 7842

Attention: Lydia Haigh, Permissions Advisor

Submissions closed 21 July 2020 at midnight.

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 a hearing is required, it’s likely to occur on the week starting 27 July 2020. If you have expressed an interest in presenting your submission at a hearing, you will 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.


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 contact us.


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