Guardians of the Bays

Guardians of the Bays is an incorporated society set up by Wellington residents with the objective of reducing the adverse environmental effects that arise from Wellington International Airport Ltd (Wellington Airport) and its related activities. The adverse environmental effects of Wellington Airport include coastal reclamation, emissions (including carbon emissions), noise, stormwater, reduction of visual and landscape amenity and neighbourhood disruption.

We are advocating Wellington Airport stops its proposed runway extension and Lyall Bay expansion plans.

We know the increased runway footprint with the increased aircraft and land transport movements  of the proposed airport expansions and extensions will create significant negative effects to the environment and to the surrounding airport residential neighbourhoods

We are also extremely concerned that the proposed Wellington Airports expansion and extension plans will generate significant financial risks to the Wellington ratepayer who are expected to finance these proposals in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and Climate Change Emergency.

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Guardians taking Wgtn Airport to Environment Court – appealing against expansion

Guardians of the Bays has lodged an appeal with the Environment Court against Wellington International Airport Limited’s aggressive and unsustainable expansion plan. The Airport’s plan Notice of Requirement for the East Side Area removes the buffer area that exists between the airport and the community of Strathmore Park to the east; putting much larger jet…

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