Clip Wings [Mountain Scene, 11/07/19]

A former councillor says Queenstown’s council has a legal duty to take charge of its airport’s future direction.

Cath Gilmour argues that councillors’ controversial recent 6-to-5 vote to “receive” Queenstown Airport Corporation’s statement of intent (SOI), on condition it take council’s and the community’s concerns on-board, is “relatively mean-ingless”.

According to legal advice she’s received, including from a senior QC, the council’s resolution “incorrectly” suggests it is the airport company that should decide how to meet those concerns.

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