Costs associated with failed enforcement order application

Sean Marshall made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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From: Sean Marshall

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

Can you please provide a breakdown of all costs incurred by the Council in association with the Council's failed application for an enforcement order in relation to the 281C Katherine Mansfield Drive subdivision.

My request includes (but is not limited to) information on:
- in-house costs attributable to this matter (such as costs of investigation);
- any costs attributable to any other enforcement action taken before applying for an enforcement order (for example, letters of warning or letters of demand);
- legal costs incurred for lawyers engaged by the Council;
- costs for any experts or consultants engaged by the Council;
- any costs or disbursements payable by the Council to the other parties to the proceeding or to the court;
- any costs incurred after the Court's decision was issued (for example, resulting from advising the Council on the outcome and consequence of the decision);
- any other costs incurred by the Council not noted above but reasonably attributable to this matter.

My inquiry includes liability for costs accrued but not yet paid.

Can you please also provide a copy of any consideration (reports, resolutions, etc) which the council has given to the financial impact of this proceeding on the Council and how the council intends to finance its liability in relation to the proceeding.

Yours faithfully,

Sean Marshall

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From: Darrell Young
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Sean,


Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987


Thank you for your email dated 1 August 2022, requesting information
regarding costs associated with failed enforcement order application –
281C Katherine Mansfield Drive Subdivision.


Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you within
20 working days of the request being received.


Please note that it is our policy to proactively release our responses to
official information requests where possible. We do not publish
requesters’ personal information.

We will let you know when we respond to your request if we intend to
publish it on Greater Wellington’s website.


Yours sincerely,


Darrell Young




Luke Troy



Greater Wellington Regional Council





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From: James Snowdon
Wellington Regional Council

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Kia ora Sean,


The below request is for a considerable amount of information which will
require the input of a large number of council staff and may take
considerable time to compile.

To assist us in being able meet your request is there:

 a. Parts of the request which are more important or to which the request
could be narrowed
 b. Particular reasons for parts of the request which we should consider
when assessing the request and information


Please note under section 13(7) of the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 (the Act) any clarification or amendment
of a request is considered to be a new request for the purpose of
calculating the maximum statutory timeframe for responding.

Please note failure to respond to this request for clarification or
amendment of your request may result in Greater Wellington either:

 1. Responding to the original request as it stands; or
 2. Extending the time limit for responding to enable further consultation
with you on this request; or
 3. Declining to respond to the original request as it lacks due
particularity as required by section 10(3) of the Act.


 Ngā mihi nui,




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From: Sean Marshall

Dear James Snowdon,

My request for information is clear. There is no need for clarification. The existing LGOIMA timeframes apply.

I note that the ombudsman has been clear that requests for clarification where the original request is clear are invalid and do not reset the 20 working day deadline.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Marshall

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