15 Nov 2012

Subdivision bill passes second reading

5:37 am on 15 November 2012

Legislation giving the green light to a subdivision in Oamaru has passed its second reading in Parliament by 97 votes to 23.

The bill sponsored by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean gives Waitaki District Council clear title to a hillside reserve it wants for a housing development.

After selling two-thirds of the sections off the plans, the council discovered in 2005 that the land was classed as a protected reserve.