Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


South Dunedin hub site announcement

Thirty years since the community asked for it and 18 months since the establishment of a pop-up library/community hub, it is indeed great news that a site has been secured for a permanent home for the South Dunedin community hub, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.

The community has been clear that it wanted a site close to the centre of South Dunedin, with access from the main street and the proposed complex on the corner of King Edward Street and Macandrew Road acknowledges this wish. It has both car parks and access to the bus service, which will be welcome, she said.

It has taken almost 30 years but the community can now finally focus on the services and facilities to be provided within the facility. The plan is to use about 1100m2 of the site for the library and the community complex. Suggestions from the community have included a library, internet access, youth hub, community meeting rooms, public toilets, a DCC service centre and a space for community agencies. Also options for other services like postal and banking have been noted.

We now wait for Council to produce a concept design to progress the community discussion further.

My hope is that the Dunedin City Council has budgeted for a community hub that demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this essential part of Dunedin, Clare Curran said.

I applaud the work done by staff to secure this excellent site. Let the work begin

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Chilling The Warm Fuzzies About The US/China Trade Deal

Hold the champagne, folks. This week’s China/US deal is more about a change in tone between the world’s two biggest economies – thank goodness they’re not slapping more tariffs on each other! - than a landmark change in substance. The high walls of US and Chinese tariffs built in recent years will largely remain intact, and few economists are predicting the deal will significantly boost the growth prospects for a slowing US economy. As the New York Times noted this morning, the likes of New Zealand will still face the trade barriers imposed by the Trump administration during the recent rounds of fighting. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>


RNZ: New Year Honours: Sporting Greats Among Knights And Dames

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today's New Year's Honours List. The list of 180 recipients - 91 women and 89 men - leans heavily on awards for community service, arts and the media, health and sport.


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>






InfoPages News Channels