Reason 4 to object to the tunnel: The process of approving the tunnel is flying in the face of 'due process'.

The process of approving the tunnel is flying in the face of “due process” and existing constraints.

There are existing management documents that should be followed by the Department of Conservation when considering activity in its National Parks. These management documents, such as the Fiordland National Park Management Plan, have been prepared in extensive consultation with interested groups, such as recreational users and conservationists, and are therefore extremely important to safeguard the protection of our wilderness.

Yet prior to any public consultation, the tunnel was already given initial approval to go ahead by the Department of Conservation.