$10m property sell-off possible

Houses, empty sections and parkland are among 149 parcels of property across Dunedin being considered for sale, as the city council looks to add $10 million to its coffers.

The council released its ''work in progress'' list after a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request from the Otago Daily Times.

The list includes houses in North Dunedin worth almost $500,000, and a park in Portobello. Council infrastructure and networks general manager Tony Avery yesterday said the list was a starting point.

''There's no presumption that because they are on that list they will automatically be sold,'' he said.

''There's a process to work through.

''The list represents an initial list, and there's a lot of work to be done around verifying whether all of those bits of land are surplus or not.''

In January, it emerged a council plan to sell surplus land and property during the next two to three years was expected to raise about $10 million.

That followed a survey of property used by all council departments.

Surplus property identified included leftover areas bought to widen roads and unneeded land at the edge of reservoirs.

Some property was difficult to value because of its size or location, and the biggest piece might be worth several hundred thousand dollars.

The council declined at the time to make the list public because of commercial sensitivities, but said any potentially contentious sales would be brought to the council first.

But in August, the council pulled out of a plan to sell a South Dunedin car park near the Mayfair Theatre, after an uproar in the suburb over a lack of consultation.

That followed earlier anger from Caledonian Bowling Club members after the council announced it would sell the Andersons Bay Rd land on which the 135-year-old club sits.

The list released this week showed properties from across the city being considered for sale, as well as land in Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Waikouaiti, Warrington and other rural areas.

Properties in the central city included two houses beside Logan Park: 113 Harbour Tce, with a capital value of $415,000, and 183 Dundas St, with a capital value of $460,000.

Both were listed as being owned by the council's community and recreation services department.

Mr Avery said both had been bought as part of the Logan Park development plan.

One was bought ''many years ago because there was an accessway being planned'', while the other gave ''some options around the development''.

The council was coming back to the Logan Park development plan, and the properties were being held until decisions on its future were made, he said.

Mr Avery said some properties were ''open green spaces'' used for a variety of purposes.

''For a number it will potentially require community consultation about the sites; other bits might be only of interest to particular land owners.

On a Portobello park site, he said: ''That sort of green space, we would need to consult with the community about what it's used for and its values and things.''

Only after that would a decision be made.


The following properties are being considered for sale by the Dunedin City Council:   SEC 83 Station Rd, Sawyers Bay; LOT 6 Hall Rd, Sawyers Bay; 114 Stevenson Ave, Sawyers Bay; 188 Ravensbourne Rd, Ravensbourne; 45 Clifford St, Dunedin; 24 Cornhill Rd, Dunedin; 68 MacLaggan St, Dunedin; SHINGLE RESERVE SO 14528 TN OF DUNEDIN Clyde St, Dunedin; 113 Harbour Tce, Dunedin; 183 Dundas St, Dunedin; 1 Shand St, Green Island; 12 Ethel McMillan Pl Dunedin; 34 John St, Abbotsford; 11 Matthew St, Abbotsford; 1A Penrich St, Abbotsford; 31 Abbotsford Rd, Abbotsford; 326 Main South Rd, Green Island; 96 Bay View Rd, Dunedin; 169 Main South Rd, Green Island; 5 Kinvig St, Dunedin; 10 Newington Ave, Dunedin; 70 Harrow St, Dunedin; 105 Stafford St, Dunedin; 151 Forfar St, Dunedin; 61 Lindsay Rd, Dunedin; 176 Caversham Valley Rd, Dunedin; 246 Highcliff Rd, Dunedin; 51 Aytoun St, Dunedin; 22 Leithbank Rd, Dunedin; LOT 3 Beach St, Dunedin; 161 Ashmore St, Dunedin; 5 Ferntree Dr, Dunedin; 26 Cooper St, Dunedin; LOT 20 Harbour Heights, Dunedin; 285A Brockville Rd; PT SEC 405R Glenross St, Dunedin; 21 Garden Pl, Dunedin; 17 Henderson St, Dunedin; 23 Pitcairn St, Dunedin; 5 Rockside Rd, Dunedin; SEC 185 Ashmore St, Dunedin; 73 Hillary St, Dunedin; 137A Doon St, Dunedin; 209 Somerville St, Dunedin; LOT 45 Burns St, Mosgiel; LOT 28 Paterson Rd, Wingatui; LOT 131 Green St, Mosgiel; LOT 14 Cherry Dr, Mosgiel; 130A Tyne St, Mosgiel; PT SEC 41 RIVER SECTIONS SO 9032 WEST TAIERI DS Centre Rd, Momona; 15 Sinclair Rd, North Taieri; 315 Harington Point Rd, Peninsula; 781 Portobello Rd, Dunedin; 11 McTaggart St, Company Bay; 18 Kellas St, Macandrew Bay; 21 Wharfdale St, Macandrew Bay; 3 Carnock Rd, Harwood; 34 Tidewater Dr, Harwood; 28 Oregon St, Dunedin; 16 Frances St, Broad Bay; 92 Main Rd, Fairfield; 812C Brighton Rd, Brighton; LOT 8 Old Brighton Rd, Fairfield; 22 Friendship Dr, Waldronville; 480 Brighton Rd, Brighton; LOT 53 Mold St, Middlemarch; PT SEC 1290R Mareburn Rd, Hyde; LOT 20 Coast Rd, Karitane; LOT 20 Cupar St, Waikouaiti; SEC 10 McGregor St, Waikouaiti; 4 Kirkwall St, Waikouaiti; 210 Edinburgh St, Waikouaiti; 4 Invervary St, Waikouaiti; 1 Wick St, Waikouaiti; 3 Cole St, Brighton; 380 South Rd, Dunedin; 135 Dukes Rd, North Taieri; LOT 3 Dukes Rd, North Taieri; 45 Mure St, Mosgiel;67 Gladstone Rd, North Mosgiel; 174 Malvern St; PT SEC 158 Constitution St, Port Chalmers; SEC 157 Constitution St, Port Chalmers; 4 Kaio Lane, Port Chalmers; 1 Kaio Lane, Port Chalmers; 101 King Edward St, Dunedin; 14 Waldron Cres, Dunedin; LOT 21 Bradford St, Dunedin; SEC 21 Fea St, Dunedin; 81 Glen Rd, Dunedin; LOT 2 Neidpath Rd, Dunedin; LOT 3 Neidpath Rd, Dunedin; 41 Neidpath Rd, Dunedin; SEC 124 Pentland St, Dunedin; LOT 3 Irvine St, Mosgiel; 211 Puddle Alley, Wingatui; SEC 5 Waipori Falls Rd, Berwick; LOT 3 Cargill St, Mosgiel; SEC 35 McLaren Gully Rd, Otokia; PT LOT 51 Clyde St, Mosgiel; SEC 46 Grainger Rd, Outram; 14 Buskin Rd, Dunedin; SEC 67 Bedford Parade, Brighton; SEC 162 Church Hill Rd, Green Island; SEC 6 Bald Hill Rd, Middlemarch; SEC 6 Brecon St, Middlemarch; SEC 1 Swansea St, Middlemarch; SEC 3 Dry Ridge Rd, Middlemarch; SEC 5 Sutton-Clarks Junction Rd, Sutton; SEC 28 Clarks Junction-Lee Stream Rd, Deep Stream; PT SEC 18 McGrath St, Waikouaiti; LOT 11 Kilgour St, Seacliff; SEC 92 Hawksbury Bush Rd, Waikouaiti; 2 Clackmannan St, Waikouaiti; PT SEC 27 Mount Cargill Rd, Waitati; PT SEC 4 Duncansby St, Karitane; LOTS 1/2 DP 4406, LOT 3 DP 26920; 23 Boundary Rd, Green Island; 17 Boundary Rd, Green Island; 140 Emerson St, Concord; 11 Boundary Rd, Green Island; 76 Lovelock Ave, Dunedin; 9 Boundary Rd, Green Island; LOT 2 Forth St, Dunedin; 257 Hillhead Rd, Dunedin; 132 Glen Rd, Dunedin; PT LOT 1 Craigleith St, Dunedin; 10 Victoria Rd, St Kilda; 13 Glendining Ave, Dunedin; LOT 4 Craigleith St, Dunedin; LOT 1 North Rd, Dunedin; SEC 88 Leith Valley Rd, Dunedin; 14 Glendining Ave, Dunedin; LOT 1A Andersons Bay Rd, Dunedin; 590 Andersons Bay Rd, Dunedin; 305 North Rd, Dunedin; 35 Reservoir Rd, Burnside; Ammunition Track area; 135 Factory Rd, Mosgiel; 11a Woodland Ave and various others; PT SEC 1 Puddle Alley, Wingatui; 93 Friends Hill Rd, Wingatui; LOT 1 Garthmyl Rd, Middlemarch; PT LOT 13 Reservoir Rd, Waikouaiti; SEC 9 Garden Bush Bush Rd, Waikouaiti; 229 Snells Rd, Waikouaiti; LOT 16 Leith Valley Rd, Dunedin; PT LOT 11, Reservoir Rd, Warrington. 

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