Stages in a Tenure Review
Information Gathering for Preliminary Proposal
Tenure review invitation accepted by LINZ; service provider1 assigned; property inspections undertaken to identify significant inherent values; Conservation Resources Report produced by Department of Conservation (DOC); reports received from Fish and Game and iwi. Preliminary discussions with DOC and the lessee. This stage can take 12 - 18 months.
Consultation for Preliminary Proposal
A LINZ 'opening position' for consultation is put together based on what is learned at the information-gathering stage. DOC and the lessee are then consulted. Fish and Game and iwi are also consulted.
A Preliminary Proposal is developed that must take into account the objects of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998, the views of all parties and any relevant government policy.
Preliminary Proposals aim to balance the often competing interests in the property to seek an outcome acceptable to all parties. As a result, consultation on the proposal may take some time.
Preliminary Proposal advertised for public submissions
Preliminary Proposals are put to the lessee then advertised for public and iwi submissions for a three month period. Submissions are fully considered by LINZ. Relevant points raised in submissions are discussed with DOC and the lessee.
Substantive Proposal put to lessee (but not yet accepted)
After consultation on public and iwi submissions, a final, Substantive Proposal, is developed and 'put' to the lessee.
Substantive Proposal accepted by lessee
After the Substantive Proposal is accepted by the lessee, implementation of the tenure review commences. This includes fencing, survey, vesting of land to DOC and issue of freehold title to the lessee. This process can take 12-18 months.
Review completed/lease disposal effected
Surveying and fencing is complete; freehold title issued; land transferred to DOC. All titles/interests registered in Landonline (the national titles register).
1 Service providers are assigned to each tenure review to represent LINZ in the field. Service providers are the main point of contact during the review process, managing the day-to-day details from start to finish. All decisions on a review are made by LINZ staff acting under the authority of the Commissioner of Crown Lands.