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Sale of Town Belt land must be stopped


Annabel Young MP

Revenue Spokesperson
List MP for Rongotai and Wellington Central


MEDIA RELEASE
Sale of Town Belt land must be stopped
We need action not words

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 18, 2000

Labour’s Marian Hobbs will go down in history as being the only MP for Wellington Central who has failed the people of Wellington if she allows parts of the city’s Town Belt to be sold off, National MP Annabel Young said today.

Ms Young, who is responsible for the Wellington Central electorate, is calling for a halt to the sale of the land and is putting pressure on Marion Hobbs, who based her election campaign on protecting the Town belt, to “stick to her promises”.
“Marion Hobbs must live up to her campaign promises,” said Ms Young.
“Wellington People want action, not just words and campaign speeches,” she said.

The town belt land is currently held by Capital Cost Health. And according to action group Friends of the Wellington Town Belt, the land has been declared surplus to Capital Coast’s requirements making it available for sale.
It is understood the health authority has marketed the land for sale and entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with a property developer.
Ms Young said today the only accident of history was that part of the Town Belt fell into the hands of the hospital.
“Now we have Annette King , a Wellington-based Labour Minister of Health, and Marian Hobbs, who based her sole election campaign on protecting the Town Belt, just sitting back letting this happen.

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