An interim decision regarding Queenstown Airport noise
boundary issues was delivered by the Environment Court
yesterday and an agreement from involved parties is now due
by the end of the month.
A Noise Management Plan will be established by September 28
after the airport, the Queenstown Lakes District Council and
Remarkables Park Ltd announced yesterday they had reached an
Issues amended by the court surrounded noise modelling
software, noise mitigation and noise boundaries at the
The airport's private Plan Change 35 was adopted in part by
the council, but was appealed by Air New Zealand, Remarkables
Park Ltd, Shotover Park and Wakatipu Residents Against Air
Noise Inc, meaning a two-week hearing was required in
The residents' group withdrew from proceedings in February.
The remaining groups had reached an agreement but the court
found some of the changes made were not fully supported, or
were inconsistent or ambiguous.
The interim decision has been released so related parties can
address the provisions and reach an agreement. If any party
takes a different position from QAC or QLDC, it is to file a
memorandum by October 5.