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City Council Provides Major Boost to Runway Extension

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24/05/2013

City Council Provides Major Boost to Runway Extension

Wellington City Council’s decision to back Wellington Airport’s runway extension is a major boost to the city’s economic growth potential.

In 2010, Property Council Wellington Branch issued a public policy manifesto, The Future of our Capital, calling for the city to assist, where possible the airport runway extension and other measures to attract international flights.

Property Council’s Wellington Branch President Ian Cassels said access to markets was a key driver in economic development and frequent, reliable air services were essential for growing tourism.

“Business locations are often decided by the ability to move goods and services to and from key markets. An international airport with limited flight timetables and schedules that can’t attract new-generation aircraft constrains business growth.

“An extended runway with the ability to attract Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 will make a critical difference to Wellington. Our economy hinges on office-based business and direct connections with Asia will be a key driver to business expansion and growth.

“Since 2010, Property Council Wellington Branch has consistently advocated for better international connectivity, collaboration and a well-resourced strategy for attracting new business.

“This includes the airport runway extension, fast and efficient transport linkages and infrastructure to and from the airport and successful marketing to help develop Wellington as a strategic business hub.”

Mr Cassels said Wellington City Council’s $1 million contribution to a resource consent application was a fantastic start to achieving better international connectivity.

“This will unlock our front door and start a process that will lead our skilled young people home.”

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