The Matakana Country Park leisure and retail complex remains unsold a month after tenders closed.
Among the tenders was a surprise $6.25 million bid from the Matakana Community Group (MM December 13).
Bayleys agent Mark Macky said last week the site was not yet under contract, though negotiations were continuing with interested parties and Bayleys was continuing to field some enquiries.
MCG chair Simon Barclay, who put together the last-minute MCG offer, said he was not disappointed that the MCG bid was not accepted in December.
“It was put together very quickly and with so little knowledge, but the good thing is that it’s raised an enormous amount of community enthusiasm,” he said.
“It gives the community time to try to formulate a plan. We will carry on and look forward to maybe coming back with a different and revised tender based on a concept supported by money and people. We will continue to gently pursue it until someone else’s offer is accepted, or we can put together a plan.”