Public notice - Island Escape Cruises Ltd

Environment Southland has received an application from Island Escape Cruises Limited (APP-20169132) for a Coastal Permit to undertake commercial surface water activities in the coastal marine area (CMA) adjacent to Fiordland National Park, for: one vessel up to 49 metres in length, with up to 34 passengers and 12 crew, for backcountry trips; two tender vessels up to 8 metres in length for safety purposes; and kayaking activities with up to 3 kayaks. The proposal is a discretionary activity under Rule 16.2.1(7) of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland.

Purpose - Commercial Surface Water Activity

Location - within the coastal marine area adjacent to Fiordland National Park, from Febrero Point (NZTM 2000 1116997E 4967872N) to Puysegur Point (NZTM 2000 1106462E 4868632N).

Legal Description of Property - Marine and Coastal Area

Address for Service - Chisholm Associates, c/- Bill Chisholm, 67 Selwyn Street, Leeston 7632.

Full details of this application are also available for inspection at Environment Southland, corner of Price Street and North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill during working hours (8.00 am to 5.00 pm). Enquiries may be directed to Matt Hoffman by phone to (03) 211 5115 or by email to

The application for this consent may also be viewed and downloaded from the Council website: If you would like to discuss this, or you don’t have internet access, call and speak to Matt Hoffman who will be pleased to assist you.

Submissions on the above application must be received by Environment Southland no later than the end of working hours on Friday, 15 July 2016. A submission form is available from Environment Southland. Submissions may also be forwarded by email to

Page reviewed: 17 Jun 2016 9:00am