NZ Herald 25 Feb 2012
Controversial plans for New Zealand’s first high-rise tower brothel on the site of a historic hotel got a rough ride through Auckland Council yesterday, resulting in the public being able to object. Wellington’s John and Michael Chow wanted to keep official processing of their 15-level brothel out of the public arena so no one could object. But councillor Cameron Brewer said plans for the block, to be built at the intersection of Federal St and Victoria St West, were out for full public comment and he expects a strong level of interest….
Mr Brewer said yesterday his move was not based on any moral objections. “The motion was that the public be given an opportunity, given the unique nature and the fact that this was a former heritage site,” he said. “There was unanimous backing.”
Direct public feedback on the brothel to Resource Consents, Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland or online at the resource consent section of www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz