No decision made on i-SITE and cruise ship drop-off
No decision made on i-SITE and cruise ship
5 December 2012) – No decision of any sort has been made
about changing where cruise ship passengers are dropped off
in the city or where the i-SITE Dunedin Visitor Centre is
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says he is aware of
persistent rumours that both are to be moved to the historic
Dunedin Railway Station and wants to make it clear that no
proposal has even been broached.
Last year the Finance,
Strategy and Development Committee gave its support to
‘the development of a long term strategy for the Visitor
Centre with particular emphasis on its future
Mr Cull says the Council is always reviewing
the situation to create the best outcomes for everyone.
“Decisions will only be made once all the options have
been evaluated, all the variables considered and all
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