Golf resort vows to fix sewage problems ‘once and for all’

Golf resort vows to fix sewage problems ‘once and for all’

Auckland Council has issued a golf resort with Insanitary Building Notices for unlawful discharging of sewage.

The Formosa Golf Resort, located at Auckland’s eastern suburb of Beachlands, is now unable to discharge any waste from their facilities, including toilets, the restaurant and the laundry.

The council inspected the resort last week and found its waste water treatment plant was not working.

Four Insanitary Building Notices have been issued afterwards in relation to the resort’s club house, sports complex, laundry and all villas, according to Kerri Fergusson, compliance investigations team manager at Auckland Council.

“The notice advises the property owners have 30 days to remedy the problems and advises them to seek assistance from engineers and other suitable contractors to assist them with fixing the problems to council’s satisfaction.”

Ms Fergusson said abatement notices had been issued to the business earlier this year in respect to the discharging of sewage, but it had not been complying.

A Formosa spokesperson, Graham Chin, told RNZ in a statement that they hoped to start fixing the problems early this week.

“There will be a temporary disruption to business whilst the issues are resolved once and for all,” he said.

“The issue will be resolved by expert contractors in consultation with the council and will be completed as a matter of urgency.”