Council agreed in 2014 to revoke the reserve classification and sell approximately 4 hectares of Hugh Sinclair Park to the Masonic Villages Trust for the purposes of developing a retirement village in Wainuiomata.
A subsequent Plan Change was completed in 2016, with Council then preparing a new subdivision plan to create new titles.
The new plan was lodged with LINZ late 2016, but was rejected due to a technicality regarding the reserve status of two current adjoining titles, parts of which are to be retained by Council for the walkway between The Strand and Hinau Grove.
LINZ advises that these two titles need to have the same reserve classification in order for parts of them to be combined into one new title.
Council is proposing to reclassify the smaller of these two titles which is currently Local Purpose Reserve (community use) as recreation reserve to resolve this issue.
Further information about this proposal please contact Bruce Hodgins on 04 570 6839.