Notice of intention to take land for road

Notice is hereby given that the Grey District Council proposes to take, under the provisions of section 23 of the Public Works Act 1981, the land described in the Schedule to this notice (“Land”).

The Land is required for road and it is intended to use the Land for access, parking and utilities purposes.

The reasons why the Grey District Council considers it essential to take the Land are as follows:

  1. The Land contains existing formed and sealed access;
  2. The Land contains existing Council infrastructure (wastewater and stormwater); and
  3. The Land is currently managed and maintained by Council as if it were public land.

The legal proprietor of the land, Blackball Coal Mines Proprietary Limited, was removed from the Companies Register in or about 1940. The Land subsequently vested in the Crown pursuant to section 337 of the Companies Act 1955.

The Commissioner of Crown Lands has confirmed that they have no interest in claiming the reversionary interest in the Land pursuant to section 338(1) of the Companies Act 1955 and a Notice of Disclaimer has been published in the Gazette on 14 May 2018.

Any person having the right to object may send a written objection to the Assets and Engineering Manager, Grey District Council, P O Box 382, Greymouth 7840, within 20 working days after the date of publication of this notice.

If any objection is made in accordance with this notice, a public hearing will be held with the right of the objector to appear and be heard personally unless the objector otherwise requires and each objector will be informed of the time and place of the hearing.

Any person requiring further information in respect of this advice should contact Mel Sutherland, Assets and Engineering Manager, Grey District Council, 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth 7805. Phone (03) 769 8611 or infrastructure@greydc.govt.nz.

Westland Land District

Schedule

Area (ha)

Description

0.5400

Part Section 3 Block II Mawheranui Survey District (Computer Freehold Register WS13/344); shown as Section 1 SO 514022

The Land is located at Hilton Street, Stafford Street and Hart Street, Blackball.

Dated at Greymouth this 31st day of May 2018.

MEL SUTHERLAND, Assets and Engineering Manager, Grey District Council, (acting under delegated authority) for and on behalf of:

PAUL PRETORIUS, Chief Executive, Grey District Council.

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