Engagement & Communications update
Phil Tisch and Lizzy Sutcliffe
We are refining our planned engagement programme for the coming months to align with feedback, best practice and the views of the Board and incoming Government Ministers. The Better Business Case method we are following requires us to do high-quality engagement with stakeholders, agencies and subject experts. To achieve this, we expect to undertake further in-depth engagement on key topics as options are developed and feasibility testing continues. We will share this in the new year and provide a timeline for when these engagements will take place – likely early autumn. This targeted engagement will complement the ongoing programme of updates and meetings for stakeholders. We are working to swiftly fill the Principal Engagement Advisor Role as this work ramps up.
The focus for the last month has been to reach out to organisations and communities who we haven’t spoken to in a while. Updates have been given to the Piopiotahi community, the Fiordland Marine Guardians and the Southland Chamber of Commerce. We have met individually with representatives of Glenorchy Air, Milford Sound Air, Southern Alps Air, FMC and Destination Queenstown. Planning is underway for further discussions with statutory bodies, the aviation sector and company owners.