Developer Pat Cummings stands on material left over from the Rotary Park School. Photo by Crag Baxter.
Rotary Park School may be gone but recycled concrete from the
foundations of the Dunedin school means its legacy will
remain, developer Pat Cummings says.
The foundations of the school will now be used to make the
public road leading into the new subdivision, called Rotary
Almost every part of the school, established in 1978 and
closed in 2012, has disappeared to be torn up and recycled.
''Since the school has been demolished, the building
materials have been distributed throughout Dunedin, including
to Port Chalmers, the Presbyterian Church, and in new student
Even the large boulders on the property will be broken up,
for use in the construction of the Southern Motorway.
All that remained of the foundations after eight weeks of
demolition was a large mound of concrete.
Rotary Park School was closed in late 2012, following a
Ministry of Education investigation over complaints of
intimidation by then principal Carmel Casey.
The school site was sold by the Ministry of Education to
current owner LA Milton Ltd.
The venture was already proving to be successful for
developers as the properties were being snapped up, thanks to
the flat land and ''magnificent ocean views'', Mr Cummings
Already 40% of the sites had been sold, so far entirely to
people living within 500m of the subdivision.
Mr Cummings believed property titles would be issued by
mid-April or early May.
- Liam Macandrew.