Published 14 September 2009
Rodney District Council has released a list of properties it might consider selling at the right price.
The council has resisted releasing the schedule, arguing this might put potential purchasers off, jeopardising the maximum return.
But mayor Penny Webster said this week “the wishes & interests of our ratepayers” in seeking publication outweighed commercial risks.
She said the schedule wasn’t a list of properties to be sold immediately: “These are some very marketable properties. There is no doubt about that, even in today’s climate. But that still doesn’t mean we are actively marketing all of them. People need to understand that they only up for sale – should the right offer be made, at the right time, with the right conditions attached.”
The properties include shops, commercial buildings, a hotel, houses, ground leases, industrial land, forest, vacant land & quarries.
Website: Council property list
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Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.