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 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.
Kia ora koutou, Guardians of the Bays is disappointed by the Independent Commissioner’s recommendation to approve Wellington International Airport Limited (WIAL)’s project to expand the East Side Area and over half of Miramar golf course. We are disappointed by this recommendation as it has failed to take into proper consideration the significant adverse effects on…Keep reading