Central Leader : April 29th 2011
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Anger over new rehab centre By KELSEY FLETCHER Angry residents: Jim Gray and Dave Torkler are making a stand for their Mt Albert neighbourhood after they found out an Odyssey House rehabilitation centre was moving in and hadn't alerted nearby families. Photo: JASON OXENHAM The discovery that an Odyssey House rehabilitation centre for addicted youths is moving in to a Mt Albert street has some residents angry about a lack of consul- tation. The planned 16-bed facility is set to take over the Warrengate Private Hospital on Lloyd Ave and accommo- date 14 to 17-year-olds who are moving from another Auckland unit. Neighbour Dave Torkler says some residents aren't happy because they weren't told about the facility. It's been set up under a veil of secrecy and we've not been kept in the loop,'' he says. Mr Torkler says the house has managed to relocate quietly by moving into a hos- pital premises. They've used the consent of medical care to be able to do it,'' he says. Resource consents man- ager Heather Harris says the site has been approved for use as a hospital since 1957 when planning consent to establish a hospital treat- ment facility was granted by the former Mt Albert Borough Council. Based on the information supplied, council concluded the proposed activity was within the scope of the existing planning consent and also that Odyssey Trust could operate in accordance with it. Given this, a resource consent was not required.'' This means nearby resi- dents did not have to be consulted about the move. The residents first contac- ted Mt Albert MP David Shearer when they found out several weeks ago. Mr Shearer says he looked into their concerns, talking to representatives from Odyssey House. I wanted to find out their plans, their consultation and what safeguards they could offer so the neighbourhood wouldn't be disrupted.'' Mr Shearer says Odyssey House told him it had been in contact with residents, had the necessary permission and will have an open day. There was a clear plan outlined from what they had told me. I think they do good work, but it's whether they've picked an appropriate place, gone through courtesies with the neighbours and have a safeguard.'' Jim Gray was angry when he found out about a meeting for concerned residents held by Odyssey House. They didn't want anyone finding out about it. I received a call from my wife about the meeting 20 minutes after it started, but we still didn't know where it was,'' he says. This is a family area -- it's risky and rude,'' Mr Gray says. In response to Central Leader inquiries Odyssey House Auckland issued a statement saying the new programme in Mt Albert will play a central role in saving the lives of hundreds of New Zealanders in the coming years. All the research confirms that if we don't catch the problems early, we run the risk of losing the opportunity to turn young people away from a life of crime and destructive behaviour that affects us all.'' Odyssey House Auckland also says its representatives have talked with members of the local community and it appreciates their support. Bolly drama audition call Bollywood is coming to Auck- land, with a theatrical extravaganza set to hit the ASB Theatre early next year. Taj Mahal -- A Musical Dance Drama, premieres on March 31 next year and the company behind its creation is calling for local talent to step forward and join the cast. Aiswarya Entertainments is looking for participants from a wide range of eth- nicities to get involved. People interested in acting, dancing, or production can audition at Mt Roskill Inter- mediate School, 60 Denbigh Ave, Mt Roskill, from 10am to 3pm tomorrow. Call director Sasi Nambissan on 271-1443 or 021-799-573 or visit www.aiswaryaenter tainments.co.nz for details.
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