Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The car park at the rear of the former Dunedin chief post
office building in central Dunedin has been cleared in
anticipation of the start of construction of a multilevel
parking building on the site.
The post office building is being redeveloped for a mix of
hotel and other commercial uses.
Stephen Cairns, southern strategic development manager with
Arrow International, said resource consent had been granted
by the Dunedin City Council to build a four-level car park on
the Bond St site behind the post office.
Post office tenants would lease some of the parking spaces
and some would be kept for hotel patrons. There would also be
public parking spaces in the building. Three floors would
initially be constructed, with the option for a fourth
covered by the consent.
Mr Cairns said construction would begin as soon as a building
consent was issued, and was expected to take about three
months. The parking building would not be connected to the
post office building by an air bridge as was planned by a