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

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news