A date has not yet been set for the New Zealand Transport Agency’s appeal against the Board of Inquiry decision to decline resource consent for a Basin Reserve flyover.

Rather than accepting the Board’s 500-page decision, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) chose to appeal it to the High Court. The NZTA has now finalised its grounds of appeal, but given the complexity of those grounds, the hearing is likely to be lengthy, meaning that it cannot be scheduled in the near future.

We currently expect that the appeal will be heard in the second half of 2015, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Save the Basin Campaign Inc will be represented at the appeal hearing by Matthew Palmer QC. We are currently raising funds towards the cost of this, and your regular and one-off donations are much appreciated:

Donate to Save the Basin’s legal costs

Best wishes to all our friends and supporters for a happy and safe holidays and an excellent – and successful – 2015!