QLDC and Queenstown Airport sign long – term lease for Wanaka Airport
Great progress in the Air section recommendations of the Upper Clutha Transport Report. Queenstown Airport will be consulting with the community later in 2018 to inform their future masterplan for Wanaka Airport.
Upper Clutha Transport – Air Recommendation
Develop Wanaka Airport into a ‘centre for aviation excellence’ which contributes positively to the Upper Clutha economy and meets the transport needs of residents and visitors. In order to do this:
• It is essential that The Upper Clutha is adequately and openly represented on any governance/ownership group to ensure The Upper Clutha’s interests are represented.
• QLDC works with Queenstown Airport Corporation on a management/ ownership/lease model for Wanaka Airport.
• Wanaka Airport works with Queenstown Airport to complement and collaborate rather than compete.
• Land is secured to future proof the airport for the next 50+ years.