In 2014, Family First asked politicians will you SUPPORT or OPPOSE any bill that bans brothels operating in residential areas? Only two centre right parties clearly supported the ban and they were NZ First and the Conservative Party.(more)
A planning staff report (relating to this issue) said commercial sex premises were lawful and fell within a range of commercial and entertainment activities permitted under the district plan.(more)
The proposed development was conventional and straightforward and the district plan gave no opportunities for notification, unless under special circumstances.(more)
This issue was raised when there was public opposition to a new high-rise brothel to be introduced in the Auckland CBD.
OPPOSE THE HIGH-RISE BROTHEL IN AUCKLAND CBD
NZ Herald 4 April 2012
Public comment is being sought on a bid to build a 15-storey building, including a brothel, on the site of the demolished Palace Hotel, in Victoria St. This follows a decision by Auckland Council’s hearings committee to rescind its December decision to have an independent commissioner decide whether the public should have a say. The deadline for comment to the council is May 4 and a hearing of the resource consent bid could follow about five weeks later.
….The committee said there was the “sensitivity of the people” to the proposed brothel activity. Opponents include Auckland’s Catholic leader, Bishop Pat Dunn. The committee said the council needed to consider the impact on the community in terms of nuisance or incompatibility with its surrounding precinct, including Federal St which has views of St Patrick’s Cathedral.
View these Centre Right NZ Political Party Policies and voting position on RESIDENTIAL BROTHELS.
Note: Policies subject to change. Please check the Policy Links for the latest Policy if available. These are the voting positions of party leaders for the 2014 General Election as reported to Family First who asked the questions below. Please refer to the linked website ‘Value Your Vote 2014‘ for more information and updates.
VOTING POSITION/ POLICY
Questions asked for the 2014 election
Ban on residential brothels
Will you SUPPORT or OPPOSE any bill that bans brothels operating in residential areas?
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