Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Allandale/Greenvale Tenure Review Proposal Balance

Allandale/Greenvale Tenure Review Proposal Strikes Balance

Lakeside landscapes, public access and biodiversity values on two pastoral lease properties at the south-western end of Lake Wakatipu are recommended for permanent protection in a tenure review proposal being advertised for public comment this weekend.

"The preliminary proposal for the Allandale and Greenvale leases meets tenure review and government high country objectives and is in accord with recent Government policy aimed at protecting lakeside landscapes from inappropriate development," says Brian Usherwood, Land Information New Zealand's General Manager Business Support.

"The proposal strikes a balance between the protection of significant landscapes, public access and other values, and the farming of productive land," Brian Usherwood says.

Under the proposal, about 7000 hectares of the 8709 hectares under review is to be permanently protected. It includes a 6505 hectare conservation area to be managed by the Department of Conservation which would link Lake Wakatipu with the Eyre Mountains (Taka Ra Haka) Conservation Park, open up public access, and protect important biodiversity values.

The conservation area includes all of the property's 7 kilometre-long lakeside frontage which rises to the skyline and summit of Mt Dick (1805m) in the Eyre Mountains.

A further 549 hectares of conservation covenants is proposed for land to be freeholded, protecting Maori archaeological sites, significant landscapes and threatened native fish habitat. In all, 2204 hectares of productive land capable of economic use is proposed for freeholding.

"The southern Lake Wakatipu area is considered to be of international importance as the gateway to the Southern Lakes region and the Wakatipu Basin," Brian Usherwood says.

The preliminary proposal will be formally advertised on 8 December 2007. The public submission period closes on 26 February 2008.

Full details of the proposal are available on LINZ's website: www.linz.govt.nz

Background

Allandale/Greenvale is one of 65 lakeside properties identified in November 2007 as being excluded from tenure review unless certain conditions are met - including lakeside land being retained by the Crown, or the lessee accepting restrictions on the land's future use and development. The preliminary proposal for the Allandale/Greenvale review is proceeding because these conditions have been met.

Tenure review of a pastoral lease is a voluntary negotiation between the Crown and the leaseholder that results in the transfer of some land with significant biodiversity, recreation, historic and public access values to the Department of Conservation, and the freeholding of some land capable of productive use to the lessee.

After a lessee invites the Crown to conduct a tenure review, a preliminary proposal is developed in consultation with the leaseholder, Department of Conservation, Fish and Game and iwi. The Minister for Land Information is also consulted.

The preliminary proposal is then opened for public consultation. Once public submissions are considered, a final 'substantive' proposal is developed. The Minister for Land Information is consulted again before the proposal is put to a lessee. Final decisions on a review are made by the Commissioner of Crown Lands.

Before any tenure review proposal can proceed, approval is sought from the Ministerial Group which ensures the wider national interest is considered when government departments, state-owned enterprises and Crown entities intend to dispose of Crown land. Funding approval for the review is then sought in principle from the Minister for Land Information at the preliminary proposal stage, and confirmed at the substantive proposal stage.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Why The Greens Shouldn’t Join The Government

We know she’s a miracle worker, but can Jacinda Ardern really find a cure for capitalism? Tough job. Especially when Ardern is being expected to fix the effects of capitalism – child poverty, unaffordable housing, social inequality – without radically changing the economic structures that keep on generating those outcomes. Unfortunately, Ardern and her Finance Minister Grant Robertson are not by temperament (or by ideology) radical, risk taking politicians... More>>


 

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>

ALSO:

Poll: Labour On 46%, National 31%, While Greens And ACT Both On 8%

Tonight's political poll puts Labour on 46 percent and National on 31 percent with just one day remaining until election day. More>>

ALSO:

NZ First: Winston Peters Returns To Tauranga In Final Campaign Sprint

NZ First leader Winston Peters is on the final campaign sprint after a marathon tour of the whole country as he fights for his political survival, writes Jo Moir. More>>

ALSO:

Election: Labour Releases Full Manifesto

The Labour Party Manifesto sets the ongoing COVID recovery as the top priority for Government. More>>

ALSO:


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>

ALSO:

Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels