Queenstown Airport Corporation has again rejected parts of
the Queenstown Lakes District Council's recommendation for
airport noise management, citing problems with wording and
several matters of clarification.
Rocketing growth at Queenstown Airport has prompted a $40
million package of plans to extend its international arrival
hall, jet stands, runway lights and build a new taxiway over
the next three years.
Former mayor Warren Cooper has questioned why the Queenstown
Lakes District Council now wants to consult on the strategic
alliance between Queenstown and Auckland Airports, a deal he
regards as a "fait accompli" it having been announced in
airport strategic alliance, an issue that has divided the
community for the past five months, looks set to dominate
today's Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting, the last