Offers to purchase Auckland Council’s Orewa service centre and local board headquarters at 50 Centreway Road are currently being evaluated but an agreement has not yet been signed.
The property went up for sale in February, and tenders closed on March 19. Council voted to sell it in 2018, with both Albany Ward councillors, John Watson and Wayne Walker, voting against the sale.
Any sale was to include an offer to the potential purchaser that Council could lease the site back as a tenant, so that services to ratepayers could remain located there.
This would be until around 2022/23 when Council services are to be amalgamated at a North/West hub that is yet to be built in Albany.
However, even when this happens the community has a guarantee that services such as paying rates and dog registration fees will remain local.