• A new commercial development on Wellington’s waterfront looks set to cause controversy before construction even begins.

Wellington City Council’s Site 9, alongside Customhouse Quay, has been earmarked by developer Willis Bond & Co for a new five-storey block – but it is being opposed by Waterfront Watch, and is expected to end up in the Environment Court.

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Site 9 is behind the orange digger.