Most of the first week of NZTA’s appeal in the High Court against the Board of Inquiry decision to decline resource consent for a Basin Reserve flyover has been taken up with the case of the flyover proponents: first NZTA itself, and then the Wellington City Council, whose submission supported part of NZTA’s case.We thank everyone who attended the High Court during the first week and sat through the NZTA and WCC submissions!
But now it’s our turn. Matthew Palmer QC, for Save the Basin and the Mt Victoria Residents’ Association, began presenting our case around Friday lunchtime, and he is currently expected to be continuing to present our case throughout Monday the 27th, and on into Tuesday. Philip Milne will then be presenting the case of The Architectural Centre, before NZTA gets a final right of reply.
So, if you can possibly get along to the High Court on Monday, or during the rest of the coming week, please do so. Here’s what you need to know about coming to the High Court:
Media Coverage Roundup
Here is some media coverage, mainly focusing on our case:
- TV3 News: Basin Reserve flyover debate back in court: http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/basin-reserve-flyover-debate-back-in-court-2015072118
- Radio NZ: ‘Brave’ call to overturn flyover ruling – lawyer: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/279629/’brave’-call-to-overturn-flyover-ruling-lawyer
- Dominion Post: NZTA struggling to admit it got it wrong on Basin Reserve flyover, opponents say: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/70507744/nzta-struggling-to-admit-it-got-it-wrong-on-basin-reserve-flyover-opponents-say
- Wellington Scoop: Fifth day of flyover appeal; QC confirms adverse effects on heritage and landscape: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=80169