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Design selected for Scott Base redevelopment

Rt Hon Winston Peters

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs

28 June 2019



Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says a favoured design concept has been selected for the redevelopment of New Zealand’s Scott Base in Antarctica.

As part of Budget 2019 the Government has also committed $18.5 million for the next phase in the design development of the project.

“This budget funding along with the favoured design are significant steps and represent an agreement in principle to secure the future of Scott Base as a fit for purpose capability,” said Mr Peters.

“Cabinet examined four design options for the base. We selected an option which enhances science and operational capabilities, improves the living conditions for staff, and future proofs the base for the next 50 years.”

“Scott Base is vital for the future of New Zealand’s science programme and for our work with upholding the Antarctic Treaty system with 2019 marking the 60th year since it was signed. And of course Scott Base is part of our cultural history from when Sir Ed Hillary founded it in 1957,” said Mr Peters.

“The redevelopment of the base will further invigorate our Antarctica New Zealand operations in Christchurch, and will see close work with the United States Antarctic Programme through the Joint Logistics Pool,” he said.

“While Cabinet has agreed in principle to the design concept a final implementation business plan is required to be presented to Cabinet, and the total project cost will be subject to a future budget round.”


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