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Council-owned land in Riccarton to be cleared

Council-owned land in Riccarton to be cleared

The demolition of Robbie's Bar and Bistro on Clarence Street will soon be underway, allowing for the subdivision and sale of the Christchurch City Council-owned land it occupies.

"We were unable to do this with the Robbie's building still intact, because it straddled the land we want to sell as well as the land we're considering building the new Riccarton Community Centre on," says Darren Moses, the Council's Manager Capital Delivery – Community.

"The tenancy lease for the building expired in February, so now we can get the ball rolling. The other buildings on the site are going to remain where they are, and the proceeds of the land sale will go towards the new facility too."

Demolition will proceed in stages, and the whole process should be completed in 2–3 months. The Riccarton Community Centre is still in the design stages.

For more information on the Council's Facilities Rebuild programme, please visit www.futurechristchurch.co.nz

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