This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Request for 2012 Independent Report after "llegations from a senior partner at law firm Meredith Connell, Chris Moore" into Westgate Centre Development'.

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. 
Yours sincerely 
James Stephens 
Information Advisor 
AKLC Electoral Office/Public Info Unit 
Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142  |  |  Ph 09 301 0101