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Just think­ing: how would ratepay­ers like Wanaka Air­port to be gov­erned?

Sub­mis­sions close on Novem­ber 25. The new coun­cil must de­cide what to do soon.

The old coun­cil rec­om­mended a long term lease to the Queen­stown Air­port Cor­po­ra­tion. What will you tell the new coun­cil­lors?

Sell it? Why? Spend or save the dosh? Com­bine it with Queen­stown Air­port and make Wanaka a pri­vate jet plane park? Cre­ate a new com­pany? What skills do the di­rec­tors need?

Should Wanaka have a say in QAC poli­cies and man­age­ment plans? What if Queen­stown Air­port’s struc­ture changes? Ratepay­ers own the ma­jor­ity. Auck­land Air­port owns the rest.

If Bal­lan­tyne Road is com­pletely sealed from town to air­port, should there be a cy­cle lane too? Should the air­port have elec­tric car fast charg­ers? Could it be a camper­van ‘‘park and ride’’ sta­tion?

❚ mar­jorie.cook@fair­fax­me­ nz

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