Update regards vacant sections Merton/Rimutaka/Ruahine Street, Upper Hutt
The request was refused by Minister for Social Housing.
Dear Minister for Social Housing,
I'd appreciate if you could provide an update as to what is planned for the vacant Housing New Zealand land located on Merton/Rimutaka/Merton Street, Upper Hutt formerly occupied by Housing New Zealand Flats.
The land has been vacant for some time now and it would be good to see this space utilised (be it by a private or public developer or both). Personally I would not however like to see high density housing in this position - it would be ideal for stand alone single households.
Could you please provide copies of any documents, emails, correspondence, meeting minutes, plans or other documents which are pertinent to the intended future use of these particular properties which date from the time of the previous building's demolition to now.
From: P Bennett (MIN)
Minister for Social Housing
Thank you for your email addressed to the Hon Paula Bennett. She
appreciates you taking the time to contact her.
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From: Megan McKay
On behalf of Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Housing, thank you for
your email of 27 January 2015 requesting, under the Official Information
Act details about vacant Housing New Zealand land in
Merton/Rimutaka/Merton Street Upper Hutt. You have specifically asked for
…copies of any documents, emails, correspondence, meeting minutes, plans
or other documents which are pertinent to the intended future use of these
particular properties which date from the time of the previous building's
demolition to now.
The information you have requested is more closely connected with the
functions of Housing New Zealand. Accordingly, under section 14 (b) (ii)
of the Official Information Act, your request has been transferred to
Housing New Zealand for consideration and direct reply.
Private Secretary (Social Housing)
Minister of Social Housing
Room 6.3 Executive Wing, Parliament
From: Graham Parkin
Good afternoon Fraser
Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request
of 27 January 2015 about vacant land in Merton and Rimutaka Streets in
Government Relations Unit
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