Aqua­com changes

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The Min­is­ter of Con­ser­va­tion will have more in­for­ma­tion to pon­der re­gard­ing the pro­posed Aotea La­goon wake park, af­ter Porirua City Coun­cil ap­proved tech­ni­cal changes to its sub­mis­sion.

Coun­cil has ap­proved a lease for Aqua­com NZ for a com­mer­cial wake board op­er­a­tion and cafe, pro-shop and of­fice to be built.

Its de­ci­sion is await­ing ap­proval from the min­is­ter, be­fore re­source con­sents can be lodged.

Se­nior leisure as­sets and ser­vices pol­icy an­a­lyst Chris­tine Ja­cob­son told the full coun­cil on De­cem­ber 8 that PCC was asked to clar­ify why 26 pub­lic sub­mis­sions were not al­lowed dur­ing the hear­ings process. She said coun­cil of­fi­cers could ei­ther not ver­ify the ad­dress of the sub­mit­ter or the con­tent of their sub­mis­sion.

The depart­ment was happy with PCC’s rea­son­ing, Ms Ja­cob­son said.

Councillor Ken Dou­glas said he was grumpy with pro­ceed­ings, feel­ing all the in­for­ma­tion DOC re­quired re­gard­ing sub­mis­sions was in PCC’s ini­tial re­port.

‘‘The [coun­cil] of­fi­cers must not in­clude an­other sin­gle word in what they write back be­cause we will be re­viewed,’’ he said.

Prior to this item, Mayor Nick Leggett and coun­cil­lors Euon Mur­rell and Tim Shep­pard left the cham­ber, as they had pre­vi­ously expressed opin­ions over the wake park. Mr Mur­rell said he was leav­ing un­der protest but did not want to af­fect any out­come.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.