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.
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Send written submission to Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland, 1142. Submission form here: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/Form98SubmissionForm.pdf
Online Submission form: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/BuildingPropertyConsents/ResourceConsents/NotifiedApplicationsSubmissions/Pages/Resourceconsentsubmissionform.aspx
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