Landowners increasingly want to protect visual landscape values in open space covenants. These QEII guidelines assist in assessing and managing these values.
The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy has brought particular focus for the need to protect a wide range of threatened indigenous habitat on private land. A Statement of National Priorities was developed (by DOC and MfE) in 2007 to guide decision-making around biodiversity protection on private land. Four national priorities in the statement identify the types of ecosystems and habitats most in need of protection. Download a copy of Protecting our Places brochure.
for a guide on typical content in a covenant document agreement.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the QEII National Trust (QEII) have agreed on a set of operating principles on the use of covenants in tenure review.
Cadastral Survey Requirements for QEII Open Space Covenants as at 17 June 2010
Download Specifications for QEII Open Space Covenant Surveys A Ruling and associated Guide is available on the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) website:
At this stage LINZ have published both as interim documents.
This template letter can be used to write to your electricity company if a trim notice has been issued to you that affects trees that have been protected by an Open Space covenant.