Ports of Auckland's Geoff Vasey told Mike Hosking this morning that "Ports has yet to see any feasible proposition" to create alternatives if the waterfront stadium takes their existing facilities. It will "take some time to build alternative facilities," he says, and of course any work on a waterfront stadium can only begin once those alternative facilities are built and moved into.
And there's no plan for that.
Where, I wonder, is the 'vision'?
Meanwhile Mike Lee, chair of the Auckland Regional Council (a politician) says it is "a major concern," however the advice he has received from Mallard's advisors is "the concerns the Ports of Auckland have can be met." Who would you believe?
UPDATE: Ports of Auckland issued a press release today clarifying the extent to which they need clarification, and the failure to address their genuine concerns for NZ's largest working port.
LINK: Port co says stadium brings problems - Newstalk ZB [Audio]
ARC considers Ports issue for stadium - Newstalk ZB [Audio]
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