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Wellington Airport RESA Update
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NZALPA’s request for a Judicial Review in relation to plans by Wellington Airport to extend its runway and more specifically its RESA have been declined by the High Court.
Our legal and technical team is currently reviewing the judgement, following which a decision will be made whether to appeal.
One of our main arguments is that the RESA being proposed for the runway extension is inadequate and that decisions around the RESA’s length were made more on the basis of cost than concerns about the safety of our members and the travelling public.
We wish to see the RESA at Wellington airport constructed in line with the international standard of 240 metres - either by physically extending the 90 metres currently proposed by WIAL or by the use of an EMAS to provide equivalence.
An announcement regarding any appeal will be made in due course.
Read more about the Wellington Airport Runway Extension