Auckland Transport would not have opened the bridge in the first place without the proper consents so I can only presume that Walden got sick of waiting for due process to be completed and took the law into his own hands as he did with the helicopter landing pad at Onetangi Sports Park. The helipad project remains incomplete (it was supposed to be equipped for all weather landing with a GPS system, lights and fully sealed service road) because Walden got impatient with Council and organised a cowboy job. Council cannot now ensure the standard of the work for the necessary consents.
In other instances, such as the Onetangi Sports Park pavilion extension which remains just a shell, the Board has diverted funding to its favoured Green affiliated groups. The Causeway clean up has stalled because no local contractor will take on the unlimited liability of cleaning the contaminated land.
Even if Walden’s Wank bridge re-opens it will forever remain a monument to Walden’s vanity and this Board’s culture of waste.
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