Meridian Energy has made a submission on the proposed new highway to replace the closed State Highway 3 through the Manawatū Gorge. The highway will provide a much-needed reliable route for the region.

While we support the preferred route, which bisects our Te Āpiti wind farm, our submission details a number of impacts that the proposed route will have on the operation of the wind farm. Meridian recognises that a replacement route is of particular importance to Manawatū/Whanganui and Tararua/Hawke’s Bay communities.

In support of this proposal, we look forward to working with NZTA to address these concerns.

ENDS

 

Anna Vrede
Communications Specialist
021 195 3175