Monday’s airport showdown will define us, our Mayor and councillors [Crux, 24/08/19]

ANALYSIS: It’s been almost a year since the Queenstown community sent a very clear message to the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC). The vast majority do not support further airport expansion.

When the QAC then turned its sights on Wanaka the response was the same – except louder, bigger and even better organised.

So let’s be clear here. The combined communities of Queenstown and Wanaka have spoken clearly. They’ve said a great big “No” to more airport expansion – at least until there is genuine consultation, better infrastructure funding and an authentic, truthful statement about where we are all heading in terms of climate change, sustainability and tourism being carefully curated as a quality, socially licensed element of our local economy… Read the detailed analysis on Crux here.