Get involved in the Otago CMS consultation
The draft Otago Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) publicly notified on Wednesday 26 June 2013. Submissions have now closed.
View the draft Otago strategy
Online: Draft Otago Conservation Management Strategy
In hardcopy: You can view the draft Otago strategy at the following locations:
- Department of Conservation (DOC) National Office in Wellington
- Local DOC offices
- DOC Visitor Centres in Makarora and Queenstown
- Public libraries in Alexandra, Arrowtown, Balclutha, Cromwell, Dunedin, Oamaru, Queenstown and Wanaka.
To request a CD or hardcopy of a draft strategy:
Make a submission
After viewing the draft strategy you may wish to make a submission.
Process and important dates
The public notification process follows Section 17F of the Conservation Act 1987.
26 June 2013: Draft Otago Strategy is publicly available online and in hard copy.
13 September 2013: at 4:30 pm: Submissions closed.
October / November 2013: Hearings to be held.
November 2013 - February 2014: Revision of draft strategy. Based on consideration of submissions, DOC will revise the draft strategy. You will be advised on DOC’s response to your submission and the reasons for that approach.
2014: Approval process. This involves the following steps:
- The Conservation Board(s) consider the revised strategy and the summary of submissions and makes a recommendation to the New Zealand Conservation Authority
- New Zealand Conservation Authority considers the revised strategy and seeks the Minister of Conservation's comments
- New Zealand Conservation Authority approves the document.
Canterbury and Southland Murihiku strategies
Alongside the draftOtago CMS, the Department has publicly notifying draft conservation management strategies for Canterbury and Southland Murihiku. Collectively, these draft strategies show how the Department intends to manage conservation values in the lower South Island over the next 10 years. You are also invited to submit on these draft strategies, which are on the same timeline as outlined above. If you would like more information about the Canterbury and Southland Murihiku reviews please email email@example.com.