Dodgy construction work has protesters livid
Wednesday 8 September 2004
A lack of staff at the Manukau City Council has resulted in hundreds of "shoddy" building developments in Howick and Pakuranga causing overcrowding, flooding and serious subsidence.
By The LandlordTonight an onslaught of angry ratepayers will converge on the council to hear how it will deal with the problems.
The council will consider a critical Audit New Zealand review of its building and resource consent processes under the Resource Management and Building Acts.
The review has recommended that the council should increase staff as one way of improving its procedures.
It says the operating environment in the council's resource and building consent and compliance units is characterised by increasing workloads, a shortage of experienced staff and significant pressure to complete consents within time limits set by legislation.
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