Queenstown's situation of ''few people'' but ''massive
demands'' was acknowledged by Prime Minister John Key when he
was questioned about the Kawarau Falls Bridge yesterday.
Queenstown Lakes District Council councillor Trevor
Tattersfield told Mr Key Queenstown needed more than its
allocated share of roading funds to hasten the new bridge's
''This is not going to happen unless we get some political
intervention,'' he said.
Mr Key acknowledged Queenstown did not have ''the same
dynamic'' as places like Auckland, referring to the fact the
resort has few permanent residents but huge numbers of
tourists visiting daily.
''It's an issue Bill [Clutha-Southland MP Bill English] is
aware of,'' Mr Key said.
Areas sometimes received more than their allocated share, he
said, giving the example of Christchurch, but he made no
promises to increase the Queenstown Lakes' roading purse.