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Shopping mall owners turn down BID services
No benefit: Shopping mall operators across Auckland, including mall giant Westfield, don't want to be included in business
By SCOTT MORGAN
Shopping mall operators are lining
up against an Auckland Council
move to include them in business
The council wants to expand its
BID programme across Auckland to
provide town centres with market-
ing, cleaning and security support
via a targeted rate on businesses,
which is administered by the coun-
cil.But the New Zealand Council of
Shopping Centres, which represents
most major mall operators across
the country, has reservations.
Chairman Karl Retief says pay-
ing a targeted rate for BID member-
ship would be an extra cost for
services, like security and market-
ing, that malls already provide.
The policy does not explain the
benefit shopping centres would
receive from these higher costs and
is in effect, double-dipping.''
Council members include
Westfield, which runs the city's
Downtown mall, AMP Capital,
owners of Botany Town Centre, Syl-
via Park and LynnMall owners Kiwi
Income Property Trust and Retail
Holdings Group which runs
Southgate in Takanini. Shopping
centres are also concerned about the
way in which each business district
will be run.
Mr Retief says it's unfair that
each mall will only be entitled to
one vote despite the many retailers
that work out of its premises.
If shopping centres are forced to
be included in the policy, they
should be allocated with proportion-
ate voting rights.''
Westfield director Justin Lynch
says at first glance it seems the
company's malls will get little out of
being in the BID programme.
We would view any levy to fund
the BID as to be an additional tax
that Westfield and its retailers
would have to meet.''
Economic forum chairman Arthur
Anae says including all businesses
in the BID programme is about
treating everyone equally.
The Manukau councillor says it
just becomes a nightmare'' from an
administrative point of view if some
businesses are excluded.
Mayor Len Brown is also a fan of
This signals we're serious about
building our local townships and
getting funding behind them.''
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116 -- is a telephone
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landlines and mobile
It is staffed 24 hours a
day, seven days a week
by registered nurses who
can advise the best thing
to do when accidents or
illnesses occur on holiday
or at home.
Healthline is funded
by the Health Ministry
and in the last quarter
more than 13,000 calls
were made from the
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