Councillor Simon Marsh – get more serious, please

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

17 January, 2015

Dear Editor:

Counsellor Simon Marsh says he had no ‘lowlights’ as counsellor in 2014 (Cook Strait News, 12 Jan) but at the same time wants to progress the airport extension in 2015.  Given that the airport extension probably contains the heaviest assumptions favouring the status quo in Wellington local body politics, as a focus of the so-called “Airport Master Plan”, I’d recommend Mr. Marsh get more serious about that one.

To advance toward a more sustainable culture there will need to be less air transport not more, and the Airport Master Plan can be seen as an attempt to avoid that reality.  This issue must become central to the discussion of Wellington’s future.  And that discussion is part of a national and global discussion.


Richard Keller

published 26 Jan, 2015


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