Council buys private 100ha Wānaka 'reserve'

Council buys private 100ha Wānaka 'reserve'
Mt Iron loop track. (Image: DOC)
Brent Melville
The Queenstown Lakes district council says it has agreed to the purchase of an almost 100-hectare parcel of land on Wānaka's Mount Iron and Little Mt Iron.What hasn't been released is how much public money it will pay to landowners the Cleugh family and Allenby Farms, nor what the longer-term plans are for the land. In terms of the agreement, the Cleugh family will retain 22 hectares (ha) on the north side of Mt Iron.However, the council's general manager of community services, Ken Bailey, said it will be notifying its intentio...

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