Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 19, 2017 17:29:03 GMT 12
MP EXPLAINS THE PROCESS OF SELLING THURSTON PLACE LAND
The Thurston Place land was held by the Crown for education purposes until the Waimokoia school was closed and a decision was made not to open a new school on the site. The land was subsequently declared surplus to education requirements.
When land is declared surplus by the Crown, it cannot decide to use it for another purpose without first fulfilling obligations under the Public Works Act, or under Treaty settlement legislation.
In short that means previous landowners or local iwi are first in line to have the opportunity to buy the land. If those that are first in line refuse, then the Crown has far greater options to decide what to do with the land.....