Mission Street dual representation explored
Tauranga City Council has moved to gift or lease the land at 11 Mission Street to an entity which represents the interests of both the Elms Foundation and the Otamataha Trust.
The property at 11 Mission Street, located within the original Otamataha Pā site, had been subject to a decision on whether it be gifted to the Otamataha Trust on the basis of an ongoing lease agreement with the Elms Foundation – a decision Council revoked on Tuesday.
"Council will now work with the Elms Foundation and the Otamataha Trust to discuss the options around the gifting or leasing of the land as well as an appropriate entity to represent both parties’ interests," says a council spokesperson.
"A report will then be submitted to the newly elected Council to summarise those discussions and options.
"If an option were to be accepted, the newly formed Council would consider and ratify the details of that arrangement.
"Tauranga City Council looks forward to working with both the Elms Foundation and the Otamataha Trust."