Three community representatives have been appointed to a new
committee to work with the Queenstown Airport Corporation on
They are Gregory Miller, representing the Kelvin Peninsula
Community Association, Steven McIsaac, representing the Jacks
Point Residents' Association, and Scott Freeman, representing
the Frankton Community Association.
They were appointed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council
following a call for expressions of interest last month.
The committee will be chaired by Queenstown lawyer Jane
Taylor and will include representatives from an airline,
Airways New Zealand and general aviation users and a council
planner, all of whom are to be confirmed.
It has been set up in response to an Environment Court ruling
relating to the airport's plan change 35, which seeks to
expand the noise boundaries of the airport to allow it to
meet an expected growth of passengers and aircraft movements
out to 2037.
Airport chief executive Scott Paterson said the airport was
growing fast and needed to look after its neighbours.
''The Community Liaison Committee will be an interface
between the community and airport stakeholders.
''It will receive public feedback and monitor how the airport
is progressing with meeting noise level requirements,'' Mr