02 March 2015
Official Information Request No. 9000133693
(Please quote this in any correspondence)
Mr Ben Ross
By email: [FYI request #2449 email]
Dear Mr Ross
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Re: Westgate Centre Development
I refer to your email, which we received on 31 January 2015, requesting information about
the report commissioned by Auckland Council regarding the Westgate centre development.
The report that is referred to by the New Zealand Herald cannot be released because doing
so is likely to prejudice to the commercial position of the parties involved and is also subject
to legal professional privilege. We are therefore refusing to release the report under s17(a)
of the Act, on the basis that there is good reason to withhold under s7(2)(b)(ii) and s7(2)(g).
Once the Auditor General’s investigation is complete we may be in a position to review this
Should you believe Auckland Council has not responded appropriately to your request, you
have the right by way of complaint, under section 27(3) of the LGOIMA, to apply to the
Ombudsmen to seek an investigation and review of the decision.
If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 890 8127, quoting Official
Information Request No. 9000133693.
Information Advisor AKLC Electoral Office/Public Info Unit
Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142 | aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
09 301 0101