We manage a wide range of properties on behalf of the Crown and client agencies, including former prisons, hospitals and schools. Several projects are underway on these properties. We also carry out hazard reduction work on Crown land.

Toitū Te Whenua manages properties on behalf of the Crown and client agencies. These properties include former prisons, hospitals and schools, as well as residential and commercial properties. 

Some of the properties we manage are earmarked for Treaty settlement. In some cases, part of our role in preparing a property for Treaty settlement can include:

  • clearing infrastructure
  • remediating the land
  • managing contaminants in the soil
  • mitigating hazards on site.


Former Barrett Street Hospital

We are managing the site of the former Barrett Street hospital in central New Plymouth on behalf of the Crown. 

Learn more about our work at the former Barrett Street hospital.  

Former Masterton Hospital

The demolition of the former Masterton Hospital is now complete. 

Learn more about our work at the former Masterton Hospital.

Former Tokanui Psychiatric Hospital

We are responsible for overseeing the demolition and disposal of the former Tokanui Psychiatric Hospital, south of Te Awamutu. 

Learn more about our work at the former Tokanui Psychiatric Hospital

Watts Peninsula

Toitū Te Whenua is leading a programme of work to establish a reserve at Watts Peninsula – a culturally and historically significant area located near the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

Learn more about our work at the Watts Peninsula site.

Hazard management

Toitū Te Whenua is committed to ensuring that any work undertaken on Crown land is as safe as possible.

Watts Peninsula

We are responsible for managing Watts Peninsula on behalf of the Crown. We have a range of measures in place to minimise hazards on the site as it is popular destination for recreation.

Find out about hazard management at the Watts Peninsula site

Asbestos management

We have policy and procedures for management of asbestos-containing materials at our properties, and carry out a range of hazard reduction work.


For any enquiries about these projects, email ProjectHazardManagementTeam@linz.govt.nz

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