Community property

Social & cultural dividends

While the majority of MTLT property is leased commercially, about 12% (by value) is provided at nominal or no rent for community use.This property provides no financial return; instead providing social and cultural dividends to Masterton people.

These properties are made available to not-for-profit community organisations for a range of uses – educational, community, arts and culture. Some are provided to community groups for a concessional rental – for example Aratoi, Girl Guides and Harlequin Theatre. This means that rent is paid by the group for the property they use, but this is returned to them as a rental grant.

Other MTLT property is enjoyed by the community at nominal or no cost. This includes the Millennium Reserve, the Wairarapa College Farm, MTLT Education Centre on Dixon Street and The Spot Youth Centre.

MTLT-owned farmland near Wairarapa College enables hands-on learning for agricultural students. Studying agriculture as part of their secondary education includes practical learning with the benefit of the educational farm to supplement classroom theory.

On-farm work carried out by the...Read more