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Lowe Avenue Property

The following is taken directly from the Minutes of the 24 May Workshop:

The Board Manager tabled an aerial map of the Lowe Avenue property and the following matters were discussed:

  • The land was sold by the previous owner Ms Deeble to Council specifically for the purposes of pensioner housing
  • Currently zoned residential
  • Any income received from tis land should technically be budgeted toward pensioner housing
  • Would the land be suitable for grazing?
  • An approach could be made to either the descendents of the original owner or the High Court to lift the need to utilise the land for pensioner housing?

It was agreed that this matter should be included as part of the Asset Strategy Review.

Use of, or disposal of this Lowe Avenue property has been on the agenda for some years, and it is time that the matter was finally put to bed.




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Reader Comments (2)

Selling it is the way to go (its not part of core business) , but by law the proceeds MUST be used on pensioner housing eleswhere in "Thames Borough".

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNigel

Like many Council matters history is lost and new elected members can only work with what they read if they don't visit the issue and talk to local identities. About twelve years ago a raw water reservoir was excavated near the hilltop water plant and the Thames Community Board paid $30,000 to place the cleanfill on the Deeble land at the bottom of Lowe Ave. This raised the ground above flood level and needed to be left to consolidate for a housing base. That time has now arrived and waiting in the wings to implement Ms Deeble's intentions is the Thames Pensioner Housing Trust.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter H Wood

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