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Canterbury District Health Board put forward a proposal sell 599m2 of land at 278 Antigua Street to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, to enable the completion of the development of the Health Research Education Facility on that site.
Canterbury DHB was seeking submissions from its resident population on the proposed sale of this land. You can read about the proposal in the booklet provided below.
Submission Booklet - Antigua Street (PDF, 480kb)
Submissions closed on Monday, 7 December 2015.
Canterbury District Health Board's vision is of an integrated health system that keeps people well in their own homes and communities by providing the right care and support at the right time and in the right place.To help achieve this vision, an Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC) has been proposed for Akaroa that will help ensure the long-term sustainability of health services.
To facilitate the development of an IFHC on the site of the old Akaroa Hospital, Canterbury DHB originally proposed transferring ownership of the land to a limited liability partnership comprising the Akaroa Community Trust, Canterbury DHB and Ngāi Tahu Property Ltd.
Public consultation with the community took place between Friday 14 August and Friday 11 September during which time an ad was placed in the local paper, an online and printed version of a submission form was circulated, and a public meeting was held.
Counting the paper and online submissions, including that some paper submissions represented more than one respondent, 192 responses were received.
A head count for the public meeting, including active participants, was approx. 130. Many of these 130 people also submitted a paper submission.
The submissions received have been collated and analysed - see link in document list to the right.
The Canterbury District Health Board approved the following, as presented to them on 17 Sept:
A resolution to dispose of the land at 1 Onuku Place (Site of the former Akaroa Hospital) for the purposes of developing an IFHC facility, if a sale of land is required to facilitate the development of an IFHC in Akaroa.
That it is the intention of the Board that if the proposed LLP does not proceed, then Canterbury DHB will not dispose of the land, unless the Board approves an alternative ownership structure for the IFHC.
The proposal to sell or transfer land used for health purposes followed the process required by the Ministry of Health, including formal consultation with the community. However, Ngāi Tahu Property Ltd has since advised that they will step
aside and proposes the community and Canterbury DHB reach an agreement between
Canterbury District Heath Board has since reaffirmed its commitment to the ongoing and sustainable provision of health care and services to the Akaroa and neighbouring communities.
Alternative options for progressing an IFHC are now being considered.
Submission Booklet - Antigua Street
Proposed disposal of Akaroa Hospital land, consultation document
Akaroa proposed IFHC - summary of consultation on disposal of land
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