Auckland Council’s finance & performance committee will vote tomorrow to approve the sale of 7 properties, including the chambers of 3 predecessor councils at Orewa, Papakura & Pukekohe.
Parts of the council’s Henderson offices are also on the sale list, but the old Waitakere chamber & Japanese garden, which have heritage status, will be retained.
The committee was to have made its decisions on 17 April, but deferred the debate.
Also on the list are the council’s Graham St office building overlooking the Viaduct waterfront area in the cbd, the parking lot beside the Aotea Centre & Bledisloe House, also in the cbd, and a Manuku office building, Kotuku House.
They have a combined 2017 capital valuation of $190 million.
The disposal proposals have been compiled by the council’s inhouse corporate property team, which has also put together a programme to invest the sale proceeds in a council corporate property network described as “fit-for-purpose & future-proofed” and “aligned to the structure of the organisation”.
The future network is intended to comprise:
- 1 headquarters at Auckland House (135 Albert St)
- 3 hubs in the north/west (Albany or Westgate), central (Bledisloe House) and the south (Manukau Civic)
- 4 new local board spaces where displaced by building closures
- 17 refreshed local board spaces
- 7 new customer service centre spaces where displaced by building closures
- 13 refreshed customer service centres
- 25 spokes (drop-in spaces created in existing council locations)
- 78 leisure centre & library back-office areas refreshed, and
- Records & archives storage optimisation works.
Disposal property reports:
Manukau, 4 Osterley Way
CBD, 4-10 Mayoral Drive
Papakura, 35 Coles Crescent
CBD, 35 Graham St
Orewa, 50 Centreway Rd
Henderson, 6 Henderson Valley Rd
Pukekohe, 82 Manukau Rd
Corporate property portfolio strategy infographic report
13 April 2018: Sale of 7 council properties up for vote next Tuesday
Attribution: Council committee agenda.