STUFF: Is it a boat or is it a house? Southland man battling council to find permanent home for DIY houseboat
A Southland engineer is vowing to fight the Central Otago District Council over an injunction stopping him from mooring his houseboat on Lake Dunstan.
CODC has since told Horsham the resource consent was only for the mooring blocks and associated chain and buoy and not the vessel. Therefore, the consent was granted, but not for the houseboat itself.
The council have told him he now needs a separate resource consent for the structure with an assessment of environmental effects, in addition to a building consent, and a Land Information New Zealand permit for the initial mooring.