The former Khandallah custodian’s residence located at 86 Clark Street, has local historical value as a relatively early survivor from the period when the area was converted from farmland to a city suburb.
The house was constructed by a local woman, Caroline Pickin circa 1901-1902. It’s strongly associated with the early reservation of native bush in Wellington, and closely identified with the Glen family – in particular the custodian Andrew Glen, who played a large role in the establishment of the reserve and its popularity.
Council is looking for a suitable tenant to find a use that will contribute to the community, support the sustainability and preservation of the house, and enhance the surrounding reserve areas.
A Registration of Interest (ROI) process opened today, with pre-arranged visitations of the house available on request for 6 July, deadline for respondent questions on 16 July, and deadline for ROI responses on 27 July 2018.
Criteria for lease applications:
- maximise the building’s unique setting, character and layout while minimising the effects on the surrounding amenity values and building’s heritage values
- is a viable, long-term use for the building
- has one or more ‘public good’ elements, namely conservation, recreation, community/cultural, or education
- will ‘actively’ use the building and is not a static activity such as a storage facility
- maximise the building’s use both temporarily and spatially i.e. not occupied or used for just a few hours a week, or limited to using just part of the lease area.
For more information, visit the ROI page through our website.