I refer to a letter that I placed in the Taupo¯ & Tu¯rangi Weekender on November 21 regarding the Cultural Precinct Project.
On the basis of an article published elsewhere I had indicated in my letter that the business case consultant company, Davies Howard Group (DHG), had been commissioned by the cultural precinct project team to undertake business cases on the alternative sites for the siting of the council administration building.
I have been informed that DHG was not hired by the cultural precinct project team but was commissioned by council. This certainly raises the concern that impartiality of the business cases, with regard to the alternative sites, may be compromised and biased in favour of the cultural precinct project. Impartiality of the business cases very much depends on the scope and boundaries laid
down by council. We will ask for this information from council in order to satisfy ourselves one way or the other. TONY LUDBROOK Taupo¯ Residents Group Committee