Council revokes decision to seek report regarding access to proposed Hurunui Wind Farm

At the 29 March council meeting, two members of the public made deputations regarding their concerns about the proposed route for vehicles if the Meridian Energy Hurunui Wind Farm project goes ahead.

The council considered these deputations at their 12 April strategy and policy meeting, and resolved that they were concerned about the traffic safety issues of using the Motunau Beach Road option for access to the proposed Hurunui Wind Farm and asked for a report on access via the Reeces Road route identified by Meridian Energy.

The CEO was asked to engage a traffic engineer and planner to undertake the works. However, a number of councilors had second thoughts about the matter and a notice of motion to revoke the resolution was subsequently signed by five councilors. This was debated at an extraordinary strategy and policy meeting on 26 April before being passed, six votes for and one against.

 

For further information contact:

Judith Batchelor

Manager Environmental Services

03 314-0102

Judith.batchelor@hurunui.govt.nz