9 Feb 2012

Picton not in the loop over ferry terminal

12:41 pm on 9 February 2012

Businesses in Picton say they are being kept in the dark by the Ministry of Transport on a proposal to move the inter-island ferry terminal from Picton to Clifford Bay, south of Blenheim.

The Picton Business Group, which represents about 70 operators, says it has heard nothing from the ministry since a report was commissioned last year on the move.

Chairman, Graham Gosling says the ministry has now appointed a consultant to do a business case study on the Clifford Bay proposal.

The ministry says much of the information it has gathered so far is commercially sensitive.