27 May 2013

Neighbours not looking forward to runway extension

5:17 am on 27 May 2013

Some people living close to Wellington airport are worried about years of construction noise if a runway extension is approved.

Wellingtron International Airport Ltd is considering a 300 metre extension north into Evans Bay at a projected cost of $300 million.

The Miramar-Maupuia Progressive Association said some residents are worried about the potential effects on a nearby marina, the years of construction and the related noise.

Chair Robin Boldarin said the cost is also an issue, as Wellington City Council plans to spend $1 million co-funding the resource consent application.