Tauranga City Council continues in its effort in working towards a resolution for those who are affected by the Bella Vista managed subdivision on Lakes Boulevard and Aneta Way.
Settlement has been agreed for one of the 21 homes and ongoing work continues to achieve settlement for the remaining.
Meanwhile the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) visited Tauranga as part of a technical investigation/review into the policies and procedures surrounding Council’s regulatory role with a view to understanding how and why the Bella Vista subdivision failed. This independent review will be conducted by senior MBIE officials and overseen by Paul Hobbs, Acting Manager (Building System Assurance), MBIE.
In tandem, Council has initiated an employment enquiry to understand in detail the roles, responsibility and accountability of staff and management involved in the regulatory function of Council. This work, while employment related, will be independently overseen by recently retired Chief Employment Court Judge, Graeme Colgan.
It is anticipated that these enquiries will be completed by the end of the year.