Statement from Adrienne Young-Cooper, QAC Acting Chair, regarding Christchurch International Airport rural land acquisition

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Statement from Mrs Adrienne Young-Cooper, Acting Chair, Queenstown Airport Corporation regarding Christchurch International Airport rural land acquisition.

“We note with interest this afternoon’s announcement from Christchurch International Airport regarding their purchase of a rural land parcel in the region.  A greenfield airport development, by its very nature, is a long-term proposition,”

“As signalled for almost a year, QAC has  paused its long-term planning while QLDC and Central Government complete their district spatial plan work including infrastructure planning and impact assessment of airport development as key inputs into our future thinking.”