Prop­erty prob­lems

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


We don’t need a prop­erty sub­com­mit­tee, be­cause res­i­dents do not want Porirua City Coun­cil and se­nior man­age­ment to spend even a sin­gle dol­lar more on un­der­per­form­ing land and build­ings.

It seems the ma­jor­ity of coun­cil­lors be­lieve they were elected to a prop­erty in­vest­ment/ spec­u­la­tion/de­vel­op­ment busi­ness, rather than a coun­cil.

Pur­chas­ing res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties for re­serves to be de­vel­oped some­time in the fu­ture, when for ex­am­ple, we can­not af­ford to sort out stormwa­ter prob­lems, which have al­ready ex­isted for 30 years, is dis­grace­ful.

Buy­ing a $1m plus res­i­den­tial prop­erty in Ti­tahi Bay to pre­vent pos­si­ble ugly beach­side de­vel­op­ments, shows just how badly coun­cil is do­ing its job.

Why not sim­ply change the Dis­trict Plan in re­spect to beach­side sec­tions? Of course, that re­quires work, rather than sim­ply spend­ing ratepayer dol­lars. AN­DREW WELLUM, Cam­borne.


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