Council unlikely to purchase land

Wednesday 18 August 2004

The Waimate District Council looks to have missed out on securing the former Waimate Hospital site.

By The Landlord

St John Properties, which bought the site off South Island Maori tribe Ngai Tahu for $65,000, has decided to advertise the site for expressions of interest.

When St John Properties bought the site it was a decision that annoyed Waimate mayor David Owen because he said the council had been told it had the first option to purchase the it.

Negotiations have dragged out since February this year, but it now looks increasingly unlikely the council will purchase the site.

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