Stewart Murray Wilson's new abode just outside the fence of Whanganui Prison has arrived, but it's expected it will be another three weeks before it will be ready for him to move into.
Wilson, who served 18 years of a 21-year sentence for multiple sex crimes against women and children, was released on parole to the self-care units at Whanganui Prison last week while he waits for his new home to be readied.
The small, two-bedroom, yellow weatherboard house arrived at the prison on Britton's House Movers trucks on Tuesday night. A "sold" sticker and a figure of $45,000 could be seen on two of the windows of the house.
It is understood to have been built in the 1980s and modernised in 2011, and was brought to Wanganui from Auckland.
Wilson is expected to live in the house, situated on prison grounds between the self-care units and the prison walls, for the next three years of his parole, and be subject to 17 strict conditions.
Corrections have indicated they would like to see him remain in the house for the duration of his 10-year extended supervision period.
Resource and building consent for the house was granted by the Wanganui District Council last week, after legal advice indicated there was no valid reason to withhold it.
Councillors Ray Stevens, Jack Bullock and Michael Laws voted against the motion to grant the consent.
Wanganui District councillors will hold a planning meeting this Friday, to discuss lobbying central government about Stewart Murray Wilson. This is in response to a resolution at the extraordinary council meeting to lobby for retrospective legislation and political action. The meeting will be held in the mayor's office at 12.30pm.