Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Report on Milford Access a Useful Discussion Document

Media Release


Report on Milford Access Options a Useful Discussion Document

A report commissioned by Environment Southland to analyse access options into Milford Sound was intended as a high-level discussion document that will be useful in the preparation of the Regional Land Transport Strategy, the Regional Transport Committee was told at its meeting today.

The Milford Access Options Study was commissioned by Environment Southland to provide an objective and robust analysis of the risks and opportunities associated with 12 different access options.

The report was presented by Environment Southland transport policy analyst, Russell Hawkes who said that it was intended to be a document to promote discussion.

Committee Chairman Ali Timms noted that there had been some media interest in the report. “I think it’s good that it has generated debate inside this room and outside,” she said.

Chairman Timms said it could be hard to plan ahead with the changes in modes of transport. “This report is a good first step to lead into our Land Transport Strategy,” she said. “There are lots of options and at any stage if this committee forms a view, this could be a part of it.”

Assessment criteria in the report took into account social, environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing; technical issues; and regional, national and international perspectives. Each access option was scored against the criteria and was also given an overall ranking. The ranking produced in the report is a result of multi-criteria analysis and is not a favoured option.

Chairman Timms said while it was easy to focus on the rankings, it was the information behind them that was important.

The report was carried out by MWH and is the only comparison of the 12 options since an earlier report by GHD in 2005.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The plan is the second component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: Rivers clean enough to swim in again, and beaches safe from oil spills.

The Green Party loves New Zealand and will create a cleaner environment where our beaches remain open for swimming, not closed for oil spills.

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling;
2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping;
3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and
4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news