Have your say on an application by Gordon and Barbara Hussey for a lease and a license in the Marlborough Sounds Foreshore Reserve. Submissions closed 18 June 2024.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a 30-year lease/license concession from:

Applicant: Gordon and Barbara Hussey
Location of proposed activity: Marlborough Sounds Foreshore Reserve fronting Lot 4 Deposited Plan 1125, Ruakaka Bay.
Summary of proposal: This is a lease and license application for a dwelling, boatshed and retaining and access structures to occupy the reserve. 
Concession applied for: A lease and license.

Application document:

How to make a submission

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

Submissions closed Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 5 pm.

1. Prepare your submission

Record what you think on the submission form.

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.


c/- Department of Conservation
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre 8140

Attention: Trish Gill, 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, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 1 July 2024.


No details at this point.


If you have a question about the application or the submission process you can contact Trish Gill, Permissions Advisor.


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