Know as the man who banned Wainuiomata from his motel in Palmerston North, it is not the first time the Hutt Valley has had exposure to Mr Donnelly and his forthright manner.
This is the same Mr Donnelly behind the 82 apartment Settlers complex in Jackson Street Petone.
This project was abandoned earlier this year after protracted planning hearings pushed out the development into the real estate downturn.
Mr Donnelly told the Hutt News paper at the time that when he builds the 8 storey towers when the recovery comes
“I’ll stand on the top storey and spit on those people (who objected)”
Nice, no doubt Aussie Steve does not mince his words.