Emergency housing petition presented to Tauranga City Council

By Josephine Edmonds

1 comment
Neville Lowry presents deputy mayor Kelvin Clout with a petition calling for urgent emergency housing. Photo/George Novak
Neville Lowry presents deputy mayor Kelvin Clout with a petition calling for urgent emergency housing. Photo/George Novak

A petition for urgent emergency housing signed by more than 200 people will be up for debate at the next Tauranga City Council meeting.

Tauranga Labour Electorate Committee chairman, Neville Lowry, presented the petition to deputy mayor Kelvin Clout yesterday.

Cr Clout congratulated the chairman on the signatures and said they were well aware emergency housing was an issue.

Although it was a central government issue, they would assist with building consents, said Mr Clout.

They were working with developers on at least eight Special Housing Areas and would continue to be active in opening up new land.

Mr Lowry said he was grateful for the chance to present the petition because the housing problem was a health and safety issue.

A formal response from the council would come after the petition was presented at the next council meeting.

- Bay of Plenty Times

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 09 Dec 2016 08:30:47 Processing Time: 257ms