Remarkables Park Ltd is accusing the Queenstown Airport
Corporation of misleading the public over a land battle between
A statement was issued last night by Remarkables Park
director Alastair Porter, who claimed the Queenstown Airport
Corporation (QAC) had fed ''unbalanced'' information to the
media and public forums in respect of its need to acquire
land he owned.
Mr Porter said his company, as well as Air New Zealand, had
provided the Environment Court with ''extensive'' evidence
about why QAC did not require land known as Lot 6.
The Environment Court was considering whether QAC needed the
land, and was expected to make a decision soon.
This week Queenstown Airport chief executive Scott Paterson
said it was ''critical'' QAC acquired Lot 6 for terminal
expansion, driven by substantial passenger growth.
But Mr Porter said QAC would not negotiate with his
company about the land, and he would defend his ownership of
''QAC already owns more than adequate land to the north for
its expansion, which it gained as part of a `good faith'
contractual land exchange with our group in 1998.
''This was completed on the basis that each party would not
again oppose the development of the others' land,'' he said.