Councillor unhappy with ratepayers paying $1.2 million for damaged heritage buildings

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 12:24PM
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Councillor unhappy with ratepayers paying $1.2 million for damaged heritage buildings

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 12:24PM

Two earthquake damaged heritage buildings will get $1.2 million taxpayer dollars for repair and refurbishment.

After recommendations from council, the buildings on Lichfield and Worcester Street are being allocated $600000 each.

But Councillor Sam MacDonald told Chris Lynch he's not happy.

He says he will call out nonsense like this when the council is spending ratepayers' money and there are so many financial pressures on the organisation across the city.

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