Gerry Brownlee is to use his emergency powers to permit subdivisions in two areas of Kaiapoi previously off-limits to residential use. The result will be the development of approximately 1,000 sections. Details of size, price, and date of availability were not mentioned.
These two areas are in the flight path of aircraft taking off and landing at the airport, and so exposed to high levels of aircraft noise. The current frequency of flights from early morning until late at night creates a significant amount of noise pollution. With the hoped-for increase in tourism not too far away the amount of noise generated can be expected to rise for the foreseeable future. Perhaps not the place for anyone wanting a quiet life.
The Minister's media statement is here.