How not to lose control of QAC [Niki Gladding, 02/09/19]

Niki Gladding is a candidate for Queenstown Lakes District Council in the 2019 local body elections.

With Queenstown Airport Corporation gunning for a massive expansion, it’s time for Queenstown Lakes District Council to wake up and assert some control over the Council Controlled Trading Organisation’s spending.

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has lined up its ducks nicely. Thanks to the Council, the company has doubled its landholding.  It’s also obtained Requiring Authority status under the RMA and it almost clinched a Statement of Intent (SOI) with the objective to grow to meet demand. Fortunately, due to massive community opposition, that document (the last duck) was not accepted at August’s Council meeting…

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