Councillor Sayers (MM Jul 19) states that it is easier in Thames or elsewhere to get a building consent. Actually, my daughter and her husband have been waiting months for a building consent in Thames. The issue with housing is as much to do with the Health and Safety legislation, the change of Building Code after the earthquakes and changes made after the leaky building crisis. All changes made by Government and imposed on Local Government. The issue is compounded by the lack of certified builders, plumbers, electricians and other tradespeople because of the standards required by Government. Blaming the Council is easy. Doing something about it is difficult.
Penny Webster, Snells Beach