News Flash – Hot off the Press:
I have just opened my mail.
When I finished choking on my very nice Sauvignon blanc, I see that the CCC has sent out a letter telling me and 30 other building owners, that we are holding up regeneration progress in the central city. They are now going to take a “more proactive role in addressing this problem”.
Our property was identified as “warranting attention”. “The Council is keen that there is timely action to resolve the issues concerning your property”.
“From 1 July 2017, normal fees and charges will become payable for the temporary use of a legal road and for traffic management”…. “If discussions between you and the council prove fruitless, the Council and its regeneration partners, LINZ and Environment Canterbury may use other tools in existing legislation to spur progress…..”.
“You will be assigned a case manager whose role is to help you find solutions or offer suggestions for you to pursue”. Really after 6 plus years?
“The Council is keen to help you bring your property back into use, as this will be of benefit to the city as a whole”.
Surely you jest? this is a joke? it took them 6 1/2 years to realise that we needed help to sort out our neighbours??? That’s why my lawyer sent LINZ a letter weeks ago, after months of futile phone calls to the CCC. We are going to request that our neighbours are demolished. As per the end units of the Duncan’s Buildings.
Signed Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage
Now correct me if I am wrong but we have talked to the CCC on numerous occasions trying to sort out the problems created by our neighbours.. It was futile. I have a Resource consent, a Building consent, a traffic management plan and lord only knows what other boxes of Council paper work I have in my lounge…. and we are 3-6 weeks from finishing our toilet block/bunker development.
I have attempted to get the street cleaned up, the leaking water well in the street attended to and the parking issues addressed so my clients can park. I failed.. mea culpa
Incidentally all of my meetings with the CCC, Regenerate and whatever else they currently call themselves, have been a waste of time, with a couple of notable exceptions. (Thank you Dave H). They leave me angry and frustrated at their lack of understanding of the issues.
I suppose I should ring them and chuck my toys out of the cot, again. I think I will wait until I can no longer see that red haze. Cold rage is approaching fast.
Humm, me thinks that the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing and perhaps this is too little too late.
Link to council article here: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1672
I just sold our 2nd machine today after 50 years of trading, because I got tired of waiting.
ho hum the Press is having some fun:
Link Here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/92863275/council-goes-after-central-christchurchs-dirty-30-building-owners-who-are-kicking-the-city-in-the-face
This emotive wording is totally unhelpful.
In some cases “Dirty 30” is totally justified.
In our case, Totally unwarranted. We have been badly let down by both the CCC and Linz on this issue.