Residents complain about inland port
A delegation of Ruakura residents concerned at plans for a huge inland freight port have been assured that no decisions have been made.
Hamilton City Council this morning heard residents’ concerns that they were not being heard in talks over Tainui Group Holdings’ proposed port.
The residents feared more than 30 of their homes would become almost landlocked by containers if current plans for the freight terminal proceed.
Councillor Dave Macpherson sought an assurance that residents would be part of continuing discussions over the city’s Ruakura Structure Plan.
‘‘It appears these are people who consider themselves key stakeholders, and I’d agree with them, who have not been consulted,’’ said Mr Macpherson.
Mayor Julie Hardaker said key decisions on Ruakura were yet to be made.
‘‘We are in a process at the moment, I think all of you [now] understand no decisons have been made, we’re working towards a draft, and a whole process of public consultation follows on from that,‘‘ said Ms Hardaker
- © Fairfax NZ News
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