Kia Ora Koutou
I wanted to update you on the on-going challenges we are having with timely processing of consents, that are complex and require structural engineering input and the impacts of Omicron.
We are, like many businesses in Wellington and New Zealand, starting to experience the impacts and staff absences due to Covid.
Since November last year we have been managing a staff roster system and have implemented business continuity processes to minimise Covid impacts. With Covid numbers increasing significantly in the region it is inevitable that despite our best efforts we are beginning to see cases in our business. We are working hard to minimise these but, the reality is we are likely to face additional pressure on consent processing and inspections while we get through the pandemic.
In regards to structural processing of building consents;
Senior Managers and staff have put significant effort and work into managing and addressing the delays being experienced. I know the delays have impacts on your ability to do your work and are extremely frustrating for many of you and we take this seriously.