The sale of a number of Auckland Council-owned properties located in a line along a busy part of Whangaparāoa Road and into Brightside Road has moved forward.
The 20 properties, at 472-502 Whangaparāoa Road and 4 Brightside Road, were put up for sale in February, with tenders closing on March 16.
The land is zoned Residential – Single House and together makes up 13,520sqm.
The potential for some of the properties to be amalgamated and purchased for development has alarmed local councillors because of the challenges of this section of road.
The properties were marketed as being for sale individually, in any combination, or as one consolidated holding.
Last week a spokesperson for Eke Panuku, Council’s property arm, told the paper that in fact it had 23 properties on Whangaparāoa Rd, in total, for sale. Some are not part of this group of neighbouring sites.
One sold during the Public Works Act offer back process, one sold to a private residential purchaser and one (750A Whangaparāoa Rd) is still being marketed. Twenty others are currently unconditional and progressing toward settlement.
The spokesperson says she is not yet able to say which specific properties have gone unconditional, or whether they are being purchased by the same buyer.
As soon as those details go on the record, Hibiscus Matters will make them public.
Originally the former Rodney District Council purchased the land for road-widening.
The proceeds of sale go back into the Council coffers to fund capital projects or debt.