Airport group seeks three community reps

Three community representatives for the Queenstown Airport liaison committee are being sought in preparation for the Environment Court's final approval of the airport's bid to expand its noise boundaries out to 2037.

The nine-person committee will be chaired by Queenstown lawyer Jane Taylor, while the other representatives will be appointed from the Queenstown Lakes District Council, an airline that uses the airport, Airways Corporation, general aviation users and Queenstown Airport Corporation.

Once established, the committee will finalise the noise mitigation plan, which sets out how the airport will manage issues related to airport noise.

Once the plan is finalised, the committee is tasked with its implementation.

It is expected the committee representatives will be announced early next month.

Advertisements seeking expressions of interest in the community representative role will soon be posted in newspapers and on the district council and Queenstown Airport websites.

The Southland Times