Notice is hereby given that the University of Auckland, under the provisions of section 23 of the Public Works Act 1981, proposes to take the land (“land”) described in the Schedule to this notice for university teaching and research purposes.
The land is required for university teaching and research purposes and it is intended to use the property of which the land is part for the purposes of the construction and use of a university teaching and research building.
The reasons why the University of Auckland considers it reasonably necessary to take the land is as follows:
- The University of Auckland wishes to construct a new teaching and research building on the property the University of Auckland owns at 55–57 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland;
- construction of the new building on that property will require the demolition of the existing building currently on it;
- the land is part of the existing building and the University of Auckland requires vacant possession of the whole of the existing building, including the land, to be able to demolish the existing building and construct and use the new teaching and research building; and
- to achieve this the University of Auckland requires vacant possession of all parts of the existing building.
The owners of the land and those persons with an interest in it have been served with notice of the University of Auckland’s intention to take the land and have been advised of their right to object.
Any other person having the right to object may send a written objection to the Registrar, Environment Court, Tribunals Division, Department of Courts, PO Box 7147, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, 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 notice should contact Gemma Park, PwC, 188 Quay Street, Auckland 1010. Postal Address: Private Bag 92162, Auckland 1142. Telephone: (09) 355 8903.
North Auckland Land District—Auckland
The lock-up shop and adjoining ground floor flat situated at 55 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, that is subject to a Deed of Lease dated 1 March 2014, being Unit A DP 171558 contained in Computer Unit Title Register NA104D/609.
Dated at Auckland this 15th day of June 2017.
STUART McCUTCHEON, Vice Chancellor, University of Auckland.