A fight against plans to expand Wanaka Airport is going to the High Court.
In 2018, the airport was granted a 100-year lease over the Queenstown Lakes District Council-owned Wanaka Airport, and plans to operate a "dual airport model" to cope with demand at Queenstown Airport.
But Wanaka Stakeholders Group chairman Michael Ross says the lease contents are "disturbing", and decisions to transfer "substantial ownership and control" to QAC are "unlawful", unreasonable" and in breach of the Local Government Act. The group wants the High Court to set aside the lease and all related agreements.
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