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Monday, July 1, 2013

Time to reform the Public Works Act as evictions loom for Kapiti residents?

I have long been troubled by the Public Works Act. This Act gives tremendous powers to state agencies to kick people out of their homes for the good of the whole.

Whilst compensation is offered, some things can not be compensated for such as loss of quality of life and community.

As the construction of The Kapiti Expressway looms, we again have an opportunity to focus on whether this Act needs to be repealed.

Photo courtesy of stuff.co.nz

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