Wanaka residents to take legal action against council over airport plans [Stuff, 19/09/19]

A Wānaka residents’ group will take legal action to fight plans to expand Wānaka Airport.

The Wānaka Stakeholders Group was set up this year to oppose plans to expand the airport and allow scheduled commercial jet flights.

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) was granted a 100-year lease on the airport by owners Queenstown Lakes District Council and plans to operate a “dual airport model” to cope with demand at Queenstown Airport.

The Wānaka group has been fighting to learn more details of the lease agreement and plans for the future.

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