Auckland Brothel

OPPOSE THE HIGH-RISE BROTHEL IN AUCKLAND CBD

NZ Herald 4 April 2012
Public comment is being sought on a bid to build a 15-storey building, including a brothel, on the site of the demolished Palace Hotel, in Victoria St. This follows a decision by Auckland Council’s hearings committee to rescind its December decision to have an independent commissioner decide whether the public should have a say. The deadline for comment to the council is May 4 and a hearing of the resource consent bid could follow about five weeks later.

….The committee said there was the “sensitivity of the people” to the proposed brothel activity. Opponents include Auckland’s Catholic leader, Bishop Pat Dunn. The committee said the council needed to consider the impact on the community in terms of nuisance or incompatibility with its surrounding precinct, including Federal St which has views of St Patrick’s Cathedral.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10796525

                                               PLEASE MAKE A SUBMISSION

 * Send written submission to Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland, 1142.
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(Note that a copy of the submission must also be sent to the applicant at the address for service stated above as soon as reasonably practicable. Green Group , PO Box 105153, Auckland 1143, Attention: Martin Green. info@greengroup.co.nz )

DUE BY 4 May 2012

Key points to make in your submission:
* You OPPOSE the application for resource consent
* Application number: R/LUC/2011/4511 Location: 75 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central
   REASONS:
* Located in the heart of the city and CBD
* Located near residential apartments
* Within close walking distance and sight of hotels, backpackers, family restaurants, convention centre, churches, Auckland City Mission
* Heart of tourist areas frequented by families
* Right by entrance where families going into the entrance of the Sky Tower
* Not a specific ‘red light’ district which families can avoid
* Council has an obligation under the Prostitution Reform Act to restrict brothels to areas least likely to give offence
* Owners have brazenly highlighted the brothel’s presence
* In a poll in March last year of 1000 people, 66 per cent thought the law should be amended to ban brothels in residential areas, while 26 per cent did not think the law should change, and 8 per cent were unsure.

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