Labour is promising to re-open Hillside workshop and invest
at least $250 million to rebuild Dunedin Hospital if elected.
The promises were made as Labour leader David Cunliffe toured
Dunedin today, promising to make the city a ''knowledge and
''A Labour Government will create 3000 more jobs in Otago by
the end of our first term through our Economic Upgrades for
forestry, manufacturing, fisheries, information technology
and small businesses.''
''And local projects such as reopening and upgrading parts of
the Hillside workshop will be able to access funding through
our $200 million Regional Development Fund, aimed at
supporting local projects which provide an economic
step-change for their regions,'' Mr Cunliffe said.
He also promised to reverse ''years of neglect'' of Dunedin
Hospital by the National Government and invest at least $250
million into rebuilding it.
In November 2012 about 90 Hillside Engineering Workshops
employees were made redundant in the South Dunedin facility's
partial closure, after KiwiRail failed to find a buyer for
That followed the redundancy of about 40 Hillside staff in