Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Transfer Of Aotea Block Land Worth $2.4 Million


Council Agrees To Last Transfer Of Aotea Block Land Worth $2.4 Million

Porirua City Council has agreed to the transfer of the third and final block of Aotea land to property developer Carrus Ltd.

Council requires Carrus to place an encumbrance over all titles that they may create in the future to ensure that the land uses and other requirements of the Comprehensive Development Plan are met no matter who owns the land.

The plan changes dealing with design guidelines, mixed land use and commercial recreation become operative on October 20.

Kiwi Income Property Trust has lodged an appeal to the business zone, but Council officers are confident that the Trust’s concerns can easily be resolved as they involve issues of detail and not principle. Kiwi Income Property Trust is the owner of nearby North City Shopping Centre.

Once this appeal is settled, the business zone will become operative.

The third and final block of land totals 89 hectares and is largely confined to the lower western flanks of the block just above SH1. It is a highly visible block of land from most areas of the Porirua Harbour basin.

Council will receive $2.4 million for the block. This will bring the total amount paid by Carrus Ltd for the Aotea Block to $6.54 million. The block totals 246 hectares.

Carrus has already begun developing the eastern section of Aotea. This section was zoned suburban and consequently required no changes to the District Plan.

Mayor Jenny Brash said the transfer of the final block of land was a milestone in what will be a 10 to 15 year development.

“Council bought the land to have some control over how the land would be developed.

“I am confident that we have achieved those objectives, which was to see a mixed development that included general residential, housing for the aged, open space and recreational areas, as well as a business park that would offer employment opportunities and economic growth for the wider city.”

The returns from the sale of the land are being used to reduce debt and for future strategic land purchases, said Ms Brash.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news