It’s time to have your say in Wanaka’s future

What is happening?

A small group of executives in Auckland and Queenstown are making decisions about your children’s future. QAC has announced plans for significant development at Wanaka Airport, and they are now moving fast.

Upper Clutha community is not being consulted on the significant development of a ‘jet capable’ Wanaka Airport. An airport proposed to run scheduled jet services that under the current proposed plan, by 2035 we could expect up to 2.8 million passenger movements annually at Wanaka Airport.

Want more detail?

On this website, we have included the facts and information we have to date. Take a look at the following pages to find out more:

What will this mean for us?

The scale of development will have a massive and far reaching impact on Wanaka’s infrastructure and its desirability both as a place to live and a destination to visit. More information here.

Our community and infrastructure are under pressure now and the environment is clearly suffering from the adverse effects of recent rapid and unchecked growth. […] Recent announcements re the development of the Wanaka Airport are likely to have a significant impact on the quality of both the community space we live in and the environment.

Michael Ross, Chairperson, Wanaka Stakeholders Group

What can you do about this?

Protect Wanaka is a site set up to help you understand the issues and see how you can get involved and have your say. Don’t let QAC decide the future of your community without your input!

There are various ways in which you can take action. Check out the current options here.

Most importantly, please take a moment to sign up to join Wanaka Stakeholders Group Incorporated, to keep informed about developments and help give us a stronger voice.

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