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1/12/2017 10:00 a.m.
Friday 1 December, 2017
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.
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
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
is a prudent investment and will assist Council as development gets underway.”
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
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.
Council Commercial Manager Colin Windleborn with Finance & Business Support Chair, Deputy Mayor Neil Brown outside 255 Havelock Street, Council's latest property purchase for the new library and Council administration building development.