PHOTO: MATTHEW TSO/STUFF Wainuiomata’s Fitzroy Tavern could soon become the site of a 30 dwelling housing development after a resource consent was granted by the Hutt City Council.
A Wainuiomata pub’s golden jubilee might not be at its current address as developers eye the site in a booming Hutt property market.
Resource consent for a 30 unit development was granted by the Hutt City Council on the 10,586 square metre site on The Strand where the Fitzroy Tavern has stood since 1970.
Bar owner Hayden Wilby said he wasn’t aware of any development plans having been finalised however the strong property market meant the pub would likely have to have to move.
“In the current climate the land is very valuable. I’m confident [development of the site] will happen so we’ll have to find somewhere else [eventually].
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