Have your say on an an application for a lease by E&R Hopkinson-Young. Submissions closed 10 September.

Submissions closed 10 September at 5 pm.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a grazing lease and licence for a term of 10 years with one Right of Renewal for a further term of 10 years (20 years total) at Titirangi Farm Park in the Marlborough Sounds.

Application details

Applicant: E&R Hopkinson-Young
Location of Proposed Activity: Titirangi Farm Park, Marlborough Sounds
Summary of Proposal: Grazing and occupation of existing farm buildings and homestead, running a campground and accommodation facility
Application Documents:


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

Submissions closed 10 September 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

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

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842

Attention: Maire Hearty


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, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of his/her submission, must request (within that submission) an opportunity to appear before the Director-General.

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

No submissions received, no hearing 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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