Wanaka Airport Governance Options


Submissions have now closed

Summary of submissions received (PDF 10MB)

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We're considering enhancing how the Wanaka Airport is run to ensure it meets the future needs of the District. The Council is formally consulting the District, and in particular the Wanaka Ward, to see whether the community agrees with what is proposed. We invite you to read the statement of proposal, which outlines the Council’s preferred option along with the others available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. QLDC wants to understand whether the community agrees or disagrees with its preferred option. 

The Council’s preferred option is to enter into a long term lease and management arrangement with Queenstown Airport Corporation Ltd (QAC), which is a council controlled trading organisation. The lease would be structured to incentivise investment by QAC in Wanaka Airport to enable the Airport to meet the projected growth in the District’s air services over the next decade or longer.

Click here to view the Statement of Proposal [PDF 464KB] 

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Make a submission

Any person or organisation is welcome to make a submission on the governance options for Wanaka Airport. The Council encourages everyone with an interest to do so.

Submissions close at 5pm Friday 25 November, 2016. All Submissions will be treated as public information. Your name and comments will be publicly available, however we will not disclose your contact details.

The Council will make its decision after considering formal submissions and holding a public hearing, which will likely be in early 2017

For further information please contact out Customer Services Team at services@qldc.govt.nz or 03 441 0499