Have your say on an application by The Officers Mess Limited for a lease at Takapuna Head. Submissions closed 1 April 2021.

Submissions closed 1 April 2021.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister has received a concession application for the lease of land and a building for a term of 10 years.

Application details

Applicant:  The Officers Mess Limited
Location of proposed activity: Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve at Takapuna Head
Authorisation type: Lease
Summary of proposal:
 The application is for the lease of a building and land on public conservation land at Takapuna Head in the Auckland District, for the purpose of operating a wedding and functions venue.
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 5pm 1 April 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.
Subject line: Submission on The Officers Mess Lease Application

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7810

Attention: Lucy Croft (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 relevant 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 make a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation.
  4. The Minister of Conservation will make a decision on the application.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it was likely to occur between 12 to 16 April 2021. No hearing was required.

DOC comment regarding publicly notified applications

The Minister of Conservation has made no determination regarding the suitability of this proposed lease 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 proposal.

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