Official advice favours Fiordland monorail project

Wed, 30 Oct 2013

By Pattrick Smellie Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Conservation Minister Nick Smith is reserving judgment on official advice he has released cautiously supporting the proposed 29 kilometre, six metre-wide monorail, a key element in a $200 million Queenstown to Lake Te Anau tourism venture. Smith visited the site of the proposed monorail terminus, at Te Anau Downs, a destination placed between the tourist service towns of Te Anau and Milford Sound. The official advice, from the Department of Conservation and Hearing Commissioner recommends he “app...

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