THE OLD BELL ST SITE
The former site of the school in Bell St. was owned by Ryman Healthcare, a New Zealand company, who were planning to build a retirement village, with apartments and many levels of care and facilities.
We were working with them to recognize the history of the site .
The cost of this installation and the consultancy was to be borne by the developer.
In June 2021 we were informed that Ryman have abandoned this project and plan to sell the site.
Your Historical Group is determined to keep the memory of the old school alive and will ensure that the new owners honour the Council requirement that any development of the site must include significant visible reminders of
who and what was once there.
Watch this website for updates as the project develops
Waiting for Council Approval
Our submission for historical material had been well received by all parties.