Whangarei’s The Bach brothel told get a consent within 30 days or it will have to close its doors

Whangarei’s The Bach brothel told get a consent within 30 days or it will have to close its doors

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A Whangarei brothel operating from a riverside motel next door to a childcare centre that’s being built has been given 30 days to get a resource consent or close after it was found to be operating outside the hours permitted in that area.

Whangarei District Council (WDC) regulatory services manager Grant Couchman said the council had received a complaint about a brothel in a motel which is in a Living 1 Environment. This means because of District Plan rules, hours of operation for commercial activities are limited to between 8am and 6pm.

The brothel is The Bach,
Whangarei's The Bach brothel told get a consent within 30 days or it will have to close its doors
which calls itself an ‘ethical brothel’, operates in the Marina Court Motel on Riverside Dr. The motel is right next door to where a childcare centre is being built.

The council said the brothel must apply for and get resource consent within 30 days or close. The Bach operation hours are 10am to 10pm,
Whangarei's The Bach brothel told get a consent within 30 days or it will have to close its doors
according to the website.

Ms Murphy said it would be business as usual for her and she was seeking legal advice.

She said she found it hard to believe that a motel that had been operating in the area for so long was only zoned Living 1 Environment.