A Tauranga property development firm which constructed 28 residential units at Papamoa Village Park without the necessary building consents has been fined $54,000.
Venture Developments Ltd earlier pleaded guilty to a charge that it carried out building works with no consents and was sentenced in Tauranga District Court yesterday.
The charge was laid by Tauranga City Council after the non-consented buildings were uncovered during site visits by council's building inspectors earlier this year.
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The council's summary of facts revealed the charge related to the construction of the 28 dwellings at Papamoa Village Park between October 1, 2016 and February 28 this year.
Judge Peter Rollo, who said the defendant had made a "grave error of judgement", ordered 90 per cent of the fine he imposed to be paid to the council.
Papamoa Village Park Ltd, which pleaded guilty to the same charge yesterday in relation to five of the 28 units, will be sentenced on December 4.