With no time frame set for the final decision on the Milford
Dart Tunnel, the Glenorchy-based Stop the Tunnel group is
hoping a submission to the local government and environment
select committee will bolster a refusal to grant consent for
the controversial proposal.
With about 73,000ha of the Wakatipu infested with wilding
pines, the Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group says its
latest strategy of eradicating, containing and reducing is
vital if the trees are to be managed.
Shotover Park Ltd is confident a Pak'n Save supermarket and
Mitre 10 Mega hardware store can be built on their Frankton
Flats land despite its proposed zone, which would provide for
such activities, being rejected by the Environment Court in
an interim decision.