Plenty to do . . . Allied Workforce temp Nathan Tepeke
takes a break from his job in Vogel St. He says the area
"definitely" needs some work done to improve its
appearance. Photo by Dan Hutchinson
The Dunedin City Council is gearing up to start its
latest revitalisation project - the warehouse precinct.
With a budget of $500,000 and a draft plan, all that remains
is the go-ahead from the community.
Council policy planner heritage Glen Hazelton said the
council would start work in Vogel St first, with trees
planted down each side.
"There is already a lot happening in Vogel St and we can have
a bigger effect on a small area," he said.
"We are also less constrained by big projects that may be
planned in the future that could require rework."
The council wanted people to comment on the ideas for the
area before it got started on the project, he said.
The plan includes planting trees in Vogel St and also
improving street lighting.
Mr Hazelton said the artistic use of lighting on buildings,
including up-lights to highlight interesting architectural
features, could attract visitor attention.
Crawford St would be left alone for now until a decision had
been made on whether it would continue to be a one-way street
or converted back to a two-way street.
Distinctive street furniture and art had been used to good
effect in the South Dunedin upgrade and something like that
could also be done in the warehouse precinct, Mr Hazelton
The project includes the area bordered by Princes St, Police
St, Cumberland St and Queens Gardens.
Another feature of the upgrade would be better pedestrian
access to the harbour and improvements to the area underneath
The council was working closely with building and business
owners, residents and the creative community to make sure the
area retained its distinctive features and that it was
practical and allowed growth, Mr Hazelton said.
The public can make a submission on the first stage of the
project until 4pm, on January 14. A public workshop will be
held next month, although the date has not been set.