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Pegasus Post: May 23, 2017

Pegasus Post: May 23,

Land size Garage Land size Bedroom Land size Bedroom Bedroom Bathroom Bathroom Bathroom Lounge Lounge Lounge Garage Garage Carport Carport Carport Car pad Boat pad Car pad Boat pad Car pad Boat pad Land size Dining Dining Dining Garage Toilet Toilet Bedroom Shower Shower S Carport Pool Tennis court 1 Pool 2 Tennis 3 court 4 Pool Tennis court 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 FREE TUESDAY mAY 23 2017 379 7100 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Property buy-up to solve flood problem • By Sarla Donovan THE CITY council will look to purchase seven properties on the corner of Anzac Dr and Pages Rd as part of a multi-million dollar flood reduction scheme. Ground levels in some areas have dropped by up to a metre in the Knight’s Drain catchment zone, which covers parts of Aranui and Wainoni, putting houses at greater flood risk due to earthquake-related land damage. There are 13 houses in the scheme area, five of which the city council owned before the earthquakes. The other seven houses are currently occupied. One property owner, Dorothy Grieve, has lived in her house since 1950. The 90-year-old was recently visited by the city council but said she wasn’t keen on selling. “It’s a good house for me. It’s handy to Brighton, I can catch the bus down to the shops.” Mrs Grieve said she didn’t know where she would go if she had to sell. “It wouldn’t be the same.” City council manager of land and drainage Keith Davison said all 13 properties will be needed before work can proceed. “There may be some potential to stage the construction of the works but this will only be considered if negotiations become protracted,” Mr Davison said. •Turn to page 5 HOME: Ninety-year-old Dorothy Grieve outside the Pages Rd house she has lived in since 1950, which the city council wants to buy for a flood protection scheme STATIONARY gIFTS Banking, bills, letters and parcels. All wrapped up here. Mobile Top Up & Sim Cards MAgAzINeS & CARDS WORLD FAMOUS ON THE EAST SIDE FOR OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF GIFTS & WALL ART Only 5 minutes from Burwood Hospital, with loads of parking! HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Late night Wed, til 6.30pm Sat, 9.00am - 7.00pm Burwood Hospital Inwood Road Queenspark Drive 850m 4 850m 4 2 1 2.5 850m 4 2 1 2.5 850m 4 2 1 2.5 Burwood Road Mairehau Road Like us on Neighbourly & Facebook Travis Wetland Parklands Lotto, Post 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays