PHOTO: PATRICK HAMILTON – Southland has plenty of available land, but there is pressure on key areas of the region.

There is plenty of land up for grabs in Southland, but its locations may not be where people want to live or can afford.

In figures released by the Southland District Council area has 1979 properties classified as “residential vacant” sections – land ready to be built on, but in need of the necessary consents, chief data scientist Tom Lintern said.

Te Anau has 363, Riverton 211, Lumsden 91, Ohai 89 and Halfmoon Bay 84.

The Gore District Council area has 390 and Invercargill City Council area 988.




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