The coastline might be the best resource for Wellington disaster planningPosted: February 11, 2018
The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington
30 January, 2018
The suggestion that the Cook Strait Ferry should operate off a floating dock sound brilliant and may be a sign that Wellington is finally coming to see the coastline as a good resource for resilience in disaster planning.
The promotion of new highways (e.g. Transmission Gully) by the previous National government has tried to capture the resilience card but has been nothing more than a desperate attempt to hold on to the total dominance of the personal motor car in transport infrastructure.
Other dockage facilities could be built and maintained around the coast for the express purpose of disaster recovery. The cost of that would be worth it given the certain problems of access by land in an earthquake or other disaster.