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A commercial helicopter company in Glenorchy has applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council for consent to construct a very large hangar and undertake up to 3,000 flights per year in the Rees Valley, at the head of Lake Wakatipu. The proposal is for helicopters to operate from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. This area has been designated 'Outstanding Natural Landscape'. The applicant claims no-one will be affected and has applied for the consent to be 'non-notified'. If the heliport goes ahead, it would result in major noise pollution and destruction of the pristine peace of this beautiful valley. It could also set a precedent and 'open the door' to many more applications in the Glenorchy area and another piece of precious New Zealand tranquility will be destroyed.
Please sign so that we can send a strong message to Council that this application be declined outright.