Timeline

2015

November

Initial public consultation

Wednesday 25 November - February

2016

March

Wellington Airport files applications with WCC and GWRC

September

Conferencing and report preparation

2017

February

Pre-hearing Conferencing

March

Environment Court adjournment for Supreme Court hearing on Safety Area length

June

Environment Court hearing commences

August

Supreme Court hearing on interpreting the CAA rules for Safety Area length

December

Supreme Court hearing judgment

2018

April

Environment Court adjournment for application to the Civil Aviation Authority RESA length

October

Update Environment Court on safety application

November

CAA advises RESA decision will take until May 2019

December

Environment Court grants application to extend adjournment to May 2019

2019

May

Expected CAA decision on RESA length and update to Environment Court

* Timeline is an estimate only and dependent on other entities.