Tasman District Council is seeking the public’s views on its intention to consider granting a lease for the operation of a commercial cinema business on a portion of Council land at 30 Old Wharf road, Motueka.  The land is currently being used for this purpose but a new lease agreement is now required. This land owned by Council is freehold, but is considered a “park” pursuant to Section 138 of the Local Government Act 2002. 

The lease will be for the portion of the existing building located on the Council land at 30 Old Wharf Road.  The lease area includes use of the communal access and toilets within the Motueka Recreation Centre.

The lease is intended to be issued to Eureka Solutions Limited, who are the existing occupants of this portion of the building and have operated their cinema business in the park for many years. The lease area will be limited to the land/building under the roofline of the building where it is located on the “Park”.  It will be clear that use of the surrounding “Park” is not included in the lease.

There will be provision for a small ‘sandwich board’ sign to be placed near the road to direct customers to the lease area during times when the business is operating.  No other signage will be allowed.

You can view a plan of the proposed lease area here.  (pdf, 254 KB)

Further information may be obtained by contacting Mark Johannsen on 03 543 8400, or via email on Mark.Johannsen@tasman.govt.nz.

Written submissions or objections should be sent to:

Tasman District Council
Private Bag 4
Richmond 7031

Submissions or objections will be received up to 4.00 pm on Monday 13 April 2020.  Please state whether you would like to speak to your submission in the event that a hearing is required.