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Proposal to dispose of 35 James Street, Lincoln

Canterbury DHB is proposing to dispose of the property at 35 James Street, Lincoln. The DHB is required by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act to consider any public views on disposal of DHB land prior to proceeding with the disposal process.

When sale, disposal or exchange of hospital land or buildings are proposed, District Health Boards are required, under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, to obtain the Minister of Health’s approval for the said disposal. Before approving any disposal, the Minister must be satisfied that the District Health Board has taken into account the views of the resident population.

The property comprises a land area of 5,401m2 and contains the original maternity building and a dental building. The services that are provided from the property are being relocated to Rolleston on completion of the Selwyn Health Hub that is due for completion in December 2021.

The CDHB land is legally described as Lot 4 Deposited Plan 62259 in Identifier CB37B/653.

The Lincoln maternity building was constructed in 1926, comprising a ground floor of 397 square meters and first floor 87.5 square meters, predominately with weatherboard cladding and a corrugated iron roof.

The Lincoln maternity building

The Lincoln maternity building

The dental building was constructed in 2011 and has an area of 213 square metres. CDHB is considering relocating the dental building to another campus.

The dental building

The dental building

All responses will be collated and analysed. A summary of the submissions will be presented to CDHB’s Board as part of the final proposal and recommendation.

The proposal, along with the summary of submissions received, will be presented to the Minister of Health for final approval before any disposal of land goes ahead.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 5 November 2021.

To make a submission on this proposal, please complete the submission form and return it to Canterbury DHB using the free post envelope attached to the booklet.

Alternatively, you can choose to make an oral submission by telephoning (03) 364 4101 who will record your views.

We would prefer that you use our booklet or the online submission form below to assist us in analysing the submissions. However, submissions in all forms will be considered.

Electronic copies of the submission booklets can be downloaded below, hard copies of submission booklets can be requested by telephoning (03) 364 4101.

Emailed comments or questions about this consultation process can be sent to

Submission Booklet with Printable Submission Form

Submission Booklet including Freepost Printable Submission Form (230KB, PDF)

Online Submission Form

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Question 1

Do you support the proposal for CDHB to dispose of the James Street property on completion of the migration of services from the property to the Selwyn Health Hub in Rolleston?(Required)

Question 2

Do you think CDHB should retain the James Street Property? If so, why?(Required)

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Page last updated: 24 September 2021

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