Forbury Park clearance postponed
The Forbury Park clearance sale has been postponed indefinitely.
The auction of more than 400 items was initially going to be held in early September but was delayed several times because of Covid restrictions.
The latest date it was re-scheduled to was October 13, at 1 pm.
But now the decision has been made to postpone the sale until further notice. Dunedin will have to be at Alert Level One for the sale to go ahead.
The track held its last harness racing meeting on July 8. mmmmm
Meanwhile submissions have closed for those wanting to have their say about the future of Forbury Park.
Harness Racing New Zealand has been seeking feedback from residents, organisations and the wider Dunedin community on how they think the 12.2 hectare property should be used once it is sold.
Around 300 submissions were received by the 5pm deadline on Tuesday, October 5.
All submissions will be considered by Harness Racing NZ and Forbury Park Trotting Club during negotiations about the site and the potential selection of a buyer for it.
Several possible options for the property have already been proposed. These include using it for flood mitigation due to its low-lying nature; building residential properties from low cost to high end housing; some of the land being used by St Clair School for playing fields; and retaining some of Forbury Park’s current buildings.