Another slow clap for Leonard Brown…more waste from his council, more bills foisted on the ratepayers. Bernard Orsman must have failed in his attempt to shorten communications lines between Albert Street and the Mayors office because he gets up Lyin’ Len this morning in the Herald.
Still with only $14 million pissed away this is on of Len Brown’s better investments.
A carparking building in Manukau that cost ratepayers $14 million to build is sitting virtually empty and slashing prices to attract vehicles.
The building has been called a “dog” by councillor Dick Quax and lauded by Mayor Len Brown as a transformational project for the Manukau community – few of whom are using it.
When the Herald visited yesterday, the top two levels of the seven-storey Ronwood Ave carpark were empty and there were just 10 vehicles on the top five levels, including five Auckland Council cars.
The first and second floors had 62 and 18 vehicles respectively, but overall the 680-space carpark hadan occupancy rate of just 13 per cent.