Submissions closed 4 June 2021. Seven submissions received, hearing pending, date to be confirmed.
- Submission by NZ Police ICT Group (PDF, 181K)
- Submission by Mark Quickfall (PDF, 115K)
- Submission by Forest and Bird Otago Southland branch (PDF, 129K)
- Submission by Milford Sound Tourism Ltd. (PDF, 145K)
- Submission by Federated Mountain Clubs (PDF, 70K)
- Submission by The Alpine Group Ltd. (PDF, 118K)
- Submission by Tane Davis (PDF, 243K)
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.
Applicant: Te Anau Helicopter Services Limited
Location of Proposed Activity: Adjacent to the Milford Aerodrome, Fiordland National Park
Summary of Proposal: Exclusive use of 1320m2 area of land containing a helicopter hanger, office and helipad for the purpose of operating a commercial helicopter service.
Concession Applied for: Lease and Easement
- Application by Te Anau Helicopter Services Limited (PDF, 9,650K)
- Map of proposed plan by Te Anau Helicopter Services Limited (PDF, 190K)
Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal.
Submissions closed at midnight on Friday 4 June 2021.
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
PO Box 5244
Level 1, John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Attention: Lisa Wheeler, Senior Permissions Advisor
87559-OTH Te Anau Helicopter Services Limited
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.
If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 21 June 2021.
No details at this point.