Insane amount of money

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The New Zealand Transport Agency will spend $25 million on a fit-out for its new Wellington offices.

Questions to National transport spokesman Simeon Brown show the fit-out of 8700sq m of Wellington office space will cost $25m, or about $2870 per square metre.

That’s significantly higher than the roughly $1600 a square metre fit-out costs that got Kainga Ora in trouble earlier this year.

That’s an insane amount of money just for a fit-out. Hell, you can almost do a new build for less than that and this is just a fit-out.

But don’t worry…it is only taxpayers’ money they are spending.

Arthur Moore