New container terminal protest
Myself and other residents around me are astounded that the council/Kiwi Rail/Lincoln Transport can plan and carry forward a shipping container and rail transport terminal for two years without any consultation whatsoever. This was announced to us at a meeting at the council chambers on July 3rd.
This project involves a railway siding 15 metres from the rear boundary of the houses backed on to the railway. and a shipping container terminal.
We spoke about the noise and smell and were told they would try to alleviate this with trees and shrubs.
This is not acceptable, we need to know what they will do, not what they might do. The only acceptable answer is an acoustic bund similar to what they are using on the new container terminal in Hamilton. The law states we are entitled to quiet enjoyment of our property. From observation and conversations with local people no one knows this is happening ,most of the ones that did know something, thought that there was just a railway siding proposed.
This project is a full on shipping container terminal. Information is available on the South Waikato council website. Read it, and think how this will affect you. The council is there to represent us, not get involved in big business. Malcolm Clarke,