Queenstown Airport Corporation

A shockingly low level of support has been shown for Queenstown Airport's proposals to extend its aircraft noise boundaries to include an additional 3000 homes. Figures released by the airport yesterday showed about 4% of almost 1500 people who responded...
Queenstown Airport has put its growth plans on hold after a jet-blast of protest but moves to schedule more services into Wanaka are also likely to meet opposition. Nearly 1500 people and 19 groups had their say on the proposal...
Queenstown Airport has put its expansion plans on hold after a thunderous response from the community. The airport announced earlier this year the need to expand its noise boundaries to allow for growth – doubling of the number of flights...

Soaring noise bill

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) could pay up to almost $16 million for noise mitigation packages if plans to extend its aircraft noise boundaries go ahead. There are 99 homes within the airport's proposed inner-noise boundary that would be eligible for...

Airport parking windfall

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) raked in a whopping $76,000 in parking fines over the past three years for tickets issued on its land. QAC staff issue parking tickets around the airport zone and the corporation receives 75 per cent of...
Queenstowners are mobilising against controversial plans to expand Queenstown Airport's noise boundaries. Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) wants to significantly expand its noise boundaries into large residential areas and almost double the aircraft move-ments the present bound-aries allow, by 2045. Community organisations...
Aucklanders now hold all but one of the seats on the Queenstown Airport Corporation board. The board will be led by the sole remaining Queenstown-based member, lawyer Prue Flacks. Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult announced the changes yesterday. Flacks replaces John Gilks,...
At 81 years old, Albert de Koning has nearly come to terms with retiring. The Superior Firewood owner is liquidating his company because he can't find a suitable new location. He admits he may have done his dash – having owned...

Warning shot over road funding

Frankton developer Alastair Porter's fired a warning shot over a move to make his firms pay millions of dollars for a major new road. Queenstown's council wants to pass on almost its entire financial contribution to the $22 million eastern access...
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