Land Information New Zealand says it has received 3,165 submissions on proposals to improve the management of Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.
LINZ says it will release a summary of all the submissions in May.
“We’ve been really impressed with the number and quality of submissions,” says Jamie Kerr, Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Policy and Overseas Investment Office.
The public consultation was launched by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage following the announcement that the Government was ending tenure review.
“The feedback we’ve received is very valuable in terms of shaping the outcomes we want to achieve for the land and understanding the best ways to achieve them,” says Mr Kerr.
“The consultation has started some really productive conversations with a range of people that will not only inform legislative change, but LINZ’s operational practices too.”
The submissions will inform advice to Ms Sage and the Government on potential changes to the Crown pastoral land regulatory system, the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 and consequential changes to the Land Act 1948. LINZ says there will be a further opportunity for the public to provide comment when a Parliamentary Select Committee considers a Bill.