Section 274 Notices are due on Nov 25!
All 700+ submitters on the runway extension will have received a notice that they now have to become a Section 274 party if they want to be heard in the Environment Court proceedings next year. Please note, if you have submitted against the extension and want your evidence to be heard in court you MUST send in this extra document. We need as much evidence and local expertise as possible to be heard by the Judge, and many of you have very compelling cases and arguments that will further our case.
Download a pre-filled s274 form here.
Guardians of the Bays is a broad-based residents’ group opposed to the proposal to extend the runway at Wellington International Airport (WIAL).
- We do not believe that the extension will achieve the level of benefits needed to warrant the extensive investment required, especially not if it is largely asked to be paid by the public, who are also carrying all the risks (including that no wide-bodied planes may ever come).
- We do not believe in corporate welfare for a multi-national billion-dollar company, who themselves say that the extension is not economic.
- We do believe that the social, cultural and environmental costs the extension would impose on Wellington residents and the South Coast and its users are too high.
We have a lot of experts in our midst, this is not a NIMBY group but a group of concerned residents who include lawyers, economists, business owners, politicians, policymakers, landscape architects, recreational clubs, marine ecologists, health professionals, pilots, aviation experts, architects and more. We will fight this all the way.
Please help us raise the funds to fight this in court by donating. Anything helps, this is not a fair fight as the Council is subsidising the airport with millions of ratepayer dollars.
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Affiliated and other Blogs posting about the Runway Extension:
Link to original post here.
Tuesday 22 Nov 2016 9:18 p.m.
By Chris Holden
A new reservoir designed to prevent Wellington being cut off from water for up to 100 days following an earthquake is being labelled an absolute priority by a Wellington ...Read More
Originally posted on Scoop
Press Release – Public Service Association
Wellington Airport managers must front up to serious questions over its response to Monday mornings earthquake – and how it communicated with other agencies, the PSA says.Wellington Airport workers kept “in the ...Read More
Originally published on Scoop
News from WPW
The Surfbreak Protection Society, New Zealand’s national surfers’ environmental organisation, is opposing Wellington Airport’s application for resource consent to extend its runway because of the impact it will have on surfing and the surfing environment ...Read More
Originally published on Scoop.
News from Hue tē Taka
Hue tē Taka Incorporated Society which represents the most directly and severely affected residents from Moa Point, who are Wellington Airport’s neighbours, has today announced it will be opposing the Airport’s application for ...Read More
By Michael Reddell, October 17, 2016. Link here.
Fairfax’s Hamish Rutherford had a substantial piece in Saturday’s Dominion-Post on the proposed Wellington airport runway extension, under the heading If we build it, will they come? (a rather similar title to my ...Read More
by Lindsay Shelton, October 11, 2016. Link here.
A report from the Wellington City Council identifies a “worst case scenario” if only trucks are used to carry the rocks needed to build a longer runway at Wellington Airport.
The report, prepared ...Read More