WSG urge impact assessment to cease [Wanaka Sun, 28/11/19]

Wānaka Stakeholders Group Inc. (WSG) wrote to Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), formally requesting that they immediately put a halt to further reports, until the High Court judicial review case about Wānaka Airport is heard.

WSG Chair, Michael Ross, said: “Despite the fact that we’ve issued proceedings in the High Court and raised significant concerns about key decisions the council has made, QLDC is barreling ahead with impact reports about Wānaka Airport. This is a waste of ratepayers’ money — and the costs will be significant. The court should determine the issues first.”

Mr Ross said that newly elected councillors should “do the right thing” rather than allowing council to “charge ahead with further reports about airport development.”

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