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New Project Aqua Information Centre


New Project Aqua Information Centre

The public will be able to see exactly how Project Aqua would look when a simulation of the project debuts at the opening of a new Project Aqua information centre in Kurow.

Meridian Energy has purchased the Te Kohorau restaurant building at 12 Bledisloe Street, Kurow for the upgraded Project Aqua Office and Information Centre, which will open in mid-December.

Project Aqua is a proposed hydro-electric scheme that would run along the south side of the lower Waitaki Valley. It would generate enough low-cost, renewable electricity to power the equivalent of about 375,000 households in an average year and about 250,000 households in a very dry year. A very dry year is a 1-in-20 year event.

The new information office will have a new, narrated, 7.5 minute long digital video simulation showing exactly how Project Aqua would look.

“The simulation has been produced to provide people with a picture of not only how Project Aqua would look but also how it would be integrated into the existing landscape,” says Alan Seay, spokesperson for Meridian Energy.

The office will also have information panels and many other resources and graphics designed to answer questions about Project Aqua.

“Meridian Energy wants to share the information it has collated on Project Aqua so the public understand exactly what we propose to do,” says Alan Seay.

“It is important locals and visitors to the area have somewhere they can go to ask any questions they have about Project Aqua.”

The new Project Aqua Information Centre will be open from 9am til 4pm, seven days a week over summer. During winter, it will be open 6 days a week.

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