It is a tree FFS. ¬†How the hell does a tree end up costing this much?
$6951 charged by Auckland Transport (costs case for resource consent, engineer and arborist’s fees plus travel charges)
$2832.38 by Auckland Parks, Sports & Recreation (incurred costs $1294 plus budgeted removal costs $1538.38)
$2516 for resource consent processing
$12,299.38 total costs to date
Where is Sandra Goudie and her chainsaw these days? ¬†Her words from 2005 certainly apply here:
“These people are sick of the political correctness crap. They don’t mind a bit of oversight or a few guidelines, but they just want tools to manage it, or they want [Council] to manage it.
“We’ve got to knock some of this red tape on the head.”
Auckland needs a redneck to sort this crap out.