Activities Over Crown Pastoral Land Requiring the Consent of the Commissioner of Crown Lands
The administration of Crown pastoral land is governed by the Land Act 1948 and provisions of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998. These Acts specify when the consent of the Commissioner of Crown Lands is required prior to undertaking an activity over Crown pastoral land.
It is important that all transactions involving Crown land are undertaken for clear, consistent and justified reasons, comply with the legislation, and are completed and recorded in an accurate and timely way. Forms have been developed to assist you in your request for the consent of the Commissioner.
For the process to run smoothly, it is important that you provide all of the information set out on the forms.
If you have any questions, or there is any doubt about whether or not a proposed activity requires consent, please contact the LINZ Pastoral Team prior to carrying out any work (see Crown property contacts).
On this page:
- List of activities requiring the Commissioner’s consent, and relevant request form
- Fees Payable Upon Application / Request
- Consent for minor activities
All amounts are GST inclusive. GST increases on 1 October 2010, so please ensure that you pay the correct fee. Charges for the preparation of documents by the Commissioner and the registration of documents by the Commissioner payable on application / request under the Land Act 1948 in respect of:
|Prior to 1 Oct 2010||1 Oct 2010 onwards|
|An instrument under section 60 granting or reserving a right of way or other easement over or under Crown land||165.00||168.67|
|A recreation permit under section 66A||112.50||115.00|
|A consent under section 89, ie a transfer, sublease or sublicence||112.50||115.00|
The Commissioner has granted consent to all pastoral lessees to undertake "minor activities” such as using a handheld shovel or spade. The consent also extends to activities undertaken within a fenced in area around the homestead located on the pastoral lease, such as tree felling or sowing seed.
You can view a copy of this consent:
- 3 July 2005 - Letter to Lessee Re Clarification on the Consents process (PDF 64KB)
- 8 June 1999 - Letter to Lessee Re Minor Activity Consent (PDF 31KB)
- To go to the list of activities requiring consent and the relevant request form please see above.