7 Nov 2017

One year, thousands of dollars to build Nelson rock wall

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 7 November 2017

A Nelson home-owner says it's taken more than a year and thousands of dollars to get a consent hearing to build a small rock wall outside his waterfront home. The city council's processing of resource consents has been found wanting in a performance review - which has also faulted the quality of Nelson's fresh water and the amount of waste sent to landfills. The council is blaming its poor environmental performance on staff shortages.