Council confirms stategic property purchase


Friday 1 December, 2017

Ashburton District Council has confirmed today that it has completed the purchase of the property at 255 Havelock Street, which will assist in future proofing the new library and Council administration building.

The property came onto the market recently when Council was in negotiations for two other properties in the vicinity, and the Council considered the property a strategic opportunity for the future planning of the library and administration building development. 

“The new library and administration building is an important project for Council, and while the 255 Havelock Street site did not form part of the initial site evaluation work, we are pleased to have been able to buy additional land around the selected development site,” Council Business Support Group Manager Paul Brake says.

“This is a prudent investment and will assist Council as development gets underway.”

Council has also signed conditional sale and purchase agreements for two lots of land owned by the Methodist Church (not including the church building) and 243 Havelock Street.

Council will shortly start the second phase of the library and administration building project. This will include appointing a project manager and architects, and initiating design work.

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