6 Mar 2017

Airport fails in bid to delay runway hearing

8:49 pm on 6 March 2017

A judge has turned down Wellington Airport's attempt to delay an Environment Court hearing over its runway extension plan.

Wellington airport runway.

Photo: WIAL

The Court of Appeal last week overturned a Civil Aviation Authority decision to approve a 90m runway extension safety area.

Wellington Airport said it was considering an appeal to the Supreme Court, and asked for an adjournment of the Environment Court hearing while it looked at its options.

But Environment Court judge Brian Dwyer said the pre-hearing conference was set down for 23 March, already giving the airport ample time to consider the Court of Appeal decision.