Cabin Auction on Trade Me
Subject: Cabin Auction on Trade Me
Bargain hunters could be in for a Trade Me treat when 13 cabins are put up for auction by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this month.
The cabins - in the main located at the old Lakeview Holiday Park, with one located at Arrowtown - vary in age and condition, with the majority having been constructed in the 1960’s or 70’s, QLDC deputy chief executive and chief financial officer Stewart Burns said.
“Around six of the cabins can reasonably be removed and re-located, while the remainder will have to be demolished but can be salvaged for joinery and other building materials,” Mr Burns said.
“The cabins have long been earmarked for removal and on that basis there was no justification for incurring on-going maintenance costs,” Mr Burns said.
Potential purchasers could inspect the cabins by contacting APL Properties firstname.lastname@example.org and those opting for demolition would need to obtain consent to do so. Consents cost $120 and generally took 10-days to issue.
“The only other cost to those in the market is the purchasing condition that the foundation must be removed at the new owner’s cost,” he said.
Timing of the auction is unrelated to the negotiations with the proposed convention centre development.
“Although Lakeview is the preferred convention centre site, this decision relates solely to maintenance issues. Winter will increase maintenance demands, and therefore we are acting now to avoid further costs” Mr Burns said.
The 10-day auction would get underway on Friday 15 March, 2013.