Council spends $780k on private carpark

JOEL MAXWELL
Last updated 16:56 21/05/2012

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Kapiti's council has spent $780,000 buying a privately-owned carpark in Raumati in a move that will be ``welcomed'' by locals.

Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board chair Louella Jensen said the decision to buy the car park adjacent Village Inn was wonderful news.

``People will be relieved to hear that the site is now in council ownership so there is no risk of it being developed and lost to the village. Anyone who knows the area knows parking is in short supply.''

Kapiti Coast District Council paid $780,000 from its strategic land purchase budget for the car park.

Infrastructure services group manager Sean Mallon said the council has been negotiating to buy the land for some time.

``Now that we own it, we will be meeting with adjacent land owners to look at further refinements, such as entrance and exit arrows and doing some general tidying up and line marking.''

Previously the council has spent about $10,000 fixing potholes in the car park and resealing it.

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