5 Jul 2013

All council will have to be scrutinised - mayor

8:10 am on 5 July 2013

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says the operations of the entire city council will have to be scrutinised more closely in the wake of the building consents debacle.

A Crown manager is to run the building consents department until it can regain its accreditation.

Mr Parker said other council departments will have to looked at after it was discovered that staff seemingly withheld information about the building consents department.

But he said, such an investigation won't happen until the building consents problems are fixed by a Crown manager.