Auditors concerned about council resources

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Last updated 10:05 05/08/2014
Doug Martin
Joseph Johnson/Fairfax NZ
'CONCERNS UNWARRANTED': Crown Manager Doug Martin said Ianz had questioned whether the council was sufficiently resourced.

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An International Accreditation New Zealand (Ianz) audit of the Christchurch City Council's building consent operation has resulted in nine corrective action requests.

"In our continuous improvement process we have fixes for all the things they raise,'' city rebuild and building control director Peter Sparrow assured the council's finance committee this morning.

Crown Manager Doug Martin said Ianz had raised concerns in its audit report about the council's ability to meet the statutory timeframes for issuing consents and had questioned whether the council was sufficiently resourced.

He personally believed their concerns were unwarranted.

"I'm pretty comfortable with the level of resourcing at the moment on the whole,'' Martin said.

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