Three chosen for liaison committee

Three community representatives have been appointed to a new committee to work with the Queenstown Airport Corporation on ''noise-related issues''.

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 Paterson said.

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