WCC found itself powerless to prevent Wellington Airport erecting a WELLYWOOD sign despite clear public objection. This situation needs to be rectified before the Council finds itself in a similar position.
WCC needs to review its non-notifiable resource consent process in the District Plan and the rules that apply to signs, to prevent another WELLYWOOD fiasco.
The non-notified resource consent for the WELLYWOOD sign was signed off by an unknown and unelected council officer.
Wellington's elected members need to take control of a process that is, apparently, solely in the hands of unelected officials.