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The Star: April 13, 2017

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The Star 7 News Latest Christchurch news at www. CERA’s $600k payment to change car park .kiwi Thursday April 13 2017 •From page 1 A.B. Investments is owned by PCML Ltd. Well-known Christchurch businessman Philip Carter is a shareholder and sole director of PCML Ltd. When The Star asked the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for a specific breakdown of the costs that made up the $600,000, the request was declined on the basis “the documents requested do not exist or cannot be found.” Emails obtained under the OIA show that concern within CERA about the payment led to the Office of the Auditor General being asked for advice about it. The concerns also led to CERA engaging Ernst & Young to review all of its payments over two years. Mr Carter has not responded to The Star. His lawyer said yesterday the transaction was documented and approved by CERA’s audit committee. Emails obtained by The Star show on February 5, 2015, Mr Carter sent an email to CERA project delivery deputy director Greg Wilson with the invoice, which he said was “as discussed.” But in an email on February 9, CERA anchor projects project director Tim Anthon said: “We don’t have 600k in the budget to pay for this.” On March 4, Mr Carter emailed Mr Wilson again about the payment, saying he had discussed it with then CERA Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs. Mr Isaacs told The Star yesterday he did not remember the conversation. “It was a very busy time and I don’t have any recollection of it or any issues with it,” he said. Mr Isaacs left CERA in March, 2015, and was replaced by Baden Ewart. Mr Ewart told The Star yesterday he was informed about the agreement with Mr Carter soon after he took on the role. DEAL: CERA paid $600,000 for changes made to The Crossing development, including cutting a storey from the car parking building to keep it from shading the Bus Interchange. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER He said it was “unusual” because of the lack of detail provided in the invoice, and the fact the changes asked for did not have a set value. “I had a conversation with Mr Carter about the cost. He said he had to spend another couple of hundred thousand on design fees and so on, but I didn’t get from him a document which reveals that explicitly,” he said. “Usually, we would see something delivered for that amount of money, like a physical construction.” Mr Ewart said he received legal advice that the deal was already binding, because an agreement had been made and Mr Carter had already changed his designs on that basis. He signed the deal on June 26, and made the $600,000 payment to A.B. Investments on July 1. Office of the Auditor General spokesman Mike Heine told The Star an appointed auditor spoke to CERA chief financial officer Martin Langridge about the arrangement in June. “CERA had concerns about the invoice and whether there was an enforceable contract,” he said. He said the Office of the Auditor General provided verbal advice only and was not involved in the investigation, which was carried out by CERA. The DPMC told The Star that Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee was told about the payment. A spokeswoman for Mr Brownlee told The Star yesterday he could not respond to questions because “key people” were away this week. GET A TRADE AND MAKE KNOWLEDGE WORK FOR YOU. Still trying to get your EQ damage or repair issues sorted Fees-free options available on certificates in furniture & joinery. Apply now, start May. KNOWLEDGE AT WORK NEW LOCATION 13b Parkhouse Rd, CHRISTCHURCH M2650ULpG 26L per min Califont external with anti frost $999 JsD12-6DH 6L per min Califont Internal, Battery power $199 all Tapware up to 50% off selected Freestanding Baths 15-20% off Limited stock end of Line Vanity Clearance up to 50% OFF Open 7 Days easTeR TRaDInG HOURs: FRI CLOSED | saT 9.30am - 4.00pm | SUN-MON CLOSED 0800 MILLEN | | 03 348 8678 We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners get what their policy promises. Talk to us about our “no win-no fee” approach. Ph: 03 377 8855 | 127 Ferry Road, Christchurch City E: | W: NO WIN NO FEE