Have your say on an application by Darren Huston and Hamish Wilson for a lease for existing boatsheds on the Lake Ōkāreka Marginal Strip. Submissions closed 15 November 2021.

Submissions closed 15 November 2021.

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 of 30 years for existing boat sheds.

Application details

Applicant: Darren Huston and Hamish Wilson
Location of Proposed Activity: Lake Ōkāreka Marginal Strip
Map Reference: X 1893401.9 Y 5769616 (NZTM)
Summary of Proposal: Darren and Hamish both have a private boatshed located on the Lake Ōkāreka Marginal Strip. The boatsheds are located within the water stratum of the marginal strip. The boatsheds sit side by side in the water joined by a walkway. Both boatsheds are existing structures.
Concession Applied for: The boatsheds are used to store private use recreational items of varying value but generally of high value. The exclusive possession of these items is required for reasons of public safety, and physical security of the recreational water-related items.

The marginal strip is freely accessible by the public. It is necessary to lock the boatsheds to protect the public from harm, and to also protect the contents of the boatshed from anti-social behaviour associated with the general public.

Application documents:


Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. Submissions closed Monday 15 November 2021 at 11:59pm.

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.

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 is likely to occur on the week starting 22 November 2021.

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