They also confirmed the land remains intact, with the Guerrilla Gardeners installation remaining untouched.
But Canterbury Council again said the land was owned by Rail Corp.
“Once upon a time council had a library around that site,” said a spokesperson. “We had an arrangement with Rail Corp for the land to put the library on.”
For its part, the Guerrilla producers say confusion over land ownership is what leads to site degradation and the opportunity for them to strike.
“Like many of the sites, there is some doubt about the ownership of the land at Canterbury,” says Nick Murray. ” We think that’s why it gets left barren. The council thinks it is owned by State Rail and State Rail thinks it’s council land.
” The confusion is what helps us get away with the hit.”
So just to recap:
- TEN’s claim that Canterbury Council was destroying its makeover was premature and incorrect.
– no changes have taken place to site since the Guerrillas made it over.