Projects funded by the IVL

The projects funded by the IVL are examples of how visitors have directly contributed to the unique natural heritage they enjoy, and the infrastructure they use while they’re here.

Tourism projects

Project Description Funding
Milford Opportunities Project Stage 2 Delivery of a comprehensive masterplan for Milford Sound Piopiotahi $3,000,000
Go with Tourism – Building the Tourism Workforce Programme to support efforts to grow the tourism workforce in the long-term and retain valuable tourism skills within New Zealand $7,200,000
Westland Destination Management Stage 1 – Fox Glacier Delivery of eight projects on the West Coast to enhance visitor access to conservation and tourism activities $3,900,000
Arthur's Pass Destination Management Stage 1 – Development of co-design approach Delivery of a collaborative co-design approach to support the development of a well-functioning regional visitor destination $300,000
Tourism Data Development of a tourism data co-governance model and tourism data programme. $5,080,000
Local Revenue Tools Development of guidance on local revenue tools and smart infrastructure to support sustainable tourism $350,000
TRENZ Connect An online platform that connects domestic buyers with international sellers, by enabling domestic sellers to list for free until main markets of China, Australia and USA are restored $1,550,000
Freedom Camping Vehicle Register To enable a Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (the Board) to establish a national register of self-contained vehicles $1,900,000
Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) Destination Management Plans Facilitating the delivery of a Destination Management Professional Development Programme in 2023 and 2024 $600,000
i-SITE Network Develop the brand of the i-SITE network, upgrade the physical interior of 14 i-SITEs, create an online booking capability within the i-SITE website $2,975,000
Business Events Industry Aotearoa National Annual Trade Show 2 years $400,000
Freedom Camping Implementation of reforms funding the establishment costs of the regulator and system $4,200,000
Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails An annual investment to support the New Zealand Cycle Trails across New Zealand over the 2024/25 financial year. $5,000,000

Conservation projects

Project Description Funding
Kākāpō Recovery Programme Development of a long-term sustainable management approach for kākāpō and establishment of new habitat sites. $8,030,000
Maukahuka Pest Free Auckland Island Creation and testing of infrastructure systems and technology to enable the successful eradication of pests on the island. $1,500,000
Regulatory Compliance – Building Capacity and Capability for Conservation Law Enforcement Increase capability and capacity to enable investigations into illegal activity on conservation lands and waters, wildlife crime, and crime related to international trade in endangered species. $13,680,000
Ruapekapeka Pā Development of the Pā as an attraction for visitors, and support of Te Ruapekapeka Trust to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka Pā. $1,200,000
Te Manahuna Aoraki Landscape Scale Restoration Implementation of 17 projects to test pest control methods and technology. $1,500,000
Visitor Safety System Trial and Pilot Trial integration of risk management system to manage environmental risks and visitor behaviour. $380,000
Hauraki Gulf Marine Protection Bridge funding for the protection of large areas of the Hauraki Gulf, increasing the areas of the Hauraki Gulf under protection from 6.7% to 18%, removing anthropogenic pressures that have negative impacts on marine species including indigenous species, and research and monitoring components of the work.   $1,605,000
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk reopening, reimagining and Te Urewera pest control plan Repairs and upgrades to enable the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk to reopen; development of a business case for a reimagined Great Walk; investment in pest control plan and work. $1,730,000
Tongariro Alpine Crossing sustainable management project Development and implementation of a sustainable visitor management model for the crossing that addresses visitor impacts and protects Tongariro’s intrinsic values. $1,830,000
National Wilding Conifer Control Programme Providing maintenance control of wilding conifers on 300,000 hectares across 24 management units. $8,050,000
Biodiversity Investment Approach project Development of a multi-year biodiversity investment planning system that enables the Government, DOC, and partners to make better informed and transparent decisions on biodiversity investment. $2,240,000
Te Manahuna Aoraki project Protecting and revitalising a 310,000-hectare mainland island in the Upper Mackenzie Basin and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Activities including predator control, pest eradication, pest research, development of island restoration plans and testing of new control techniques. $575,000
5 Minute Bird Count database upgrade Upgrade to the database for recording data on 5 Minute Bird Counts, a method used to infer density or abundance of birds. $345,000
Connections for Conservation – Treaty Partner and stakeholder relationship management software improvements Identification and consolidation of partner and stakeholder data from across DOC and development of an approach for rolling out a new Customer Relationship Management System. $172,500
Discover the Outdoors upgrade Upgrade to the tool used for mapping recreational activities including walking and camping on the DOC website. $172,500
Geographic Information Systems upgrade Upgrade to the mapping system underpinning many aspects of DOC work. $701,500
New Zealand Threat Classification System upgrade Upgrade to the NZ Threat Classification System, used by organisations throughout NZ and a major driver of biodiversity management priorities. $345,000
DOC website upgrade Upgrade to the DOC website to provide improved user experience. $575,000
Marine reserve monitoring data improvements Development of a new application to improve the quality and speed of the entry of data collected from marine reserves.  $97,750

Administration costs for the management of the IVL are included in the IVL Annual Performance Reports.

IVL Annual Performance Reports

Last updated: 27 February 2024