Written By: - Date published: 1:20 pm, July 11th, 2015 - 57 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, democratic participation, local government, national - Tags: auckland, consultation, convention centre, SkyCity
That’s the Nats’ message to Auckland – Public to have no say in SkyCity convention centre
A resource consent applications for SkyCity’s new convention centre will proceed without the public having a say.
The commissioners said they did not consider there were any “special circumstances” warranting notification of the convention centre application.
The independent commissioners’ decision not to give the public a say is at odds with a recommendation from the council’s lead senior resource consent planner Jennifer Valentine.
In a report to the commissioners, Ms Valentine gave 16 reasons why the adverse effects on the environment will or are likely to be more than minor, and why the public should have a say.
This stupidity may delay the build. For bodies subject to judicial review making unlawful decisions is fuckwitted. https://t.co/BhcWIOXMOe
— Alastair Thompson (@althecat) July 10, 2015
Wonder how Auckland will react to the Nats’ Canterbury style “democracy”.