Pupils at St Joseph's School who travel to school by bus are
likely to get shelter from the elements when waiting for the
bus by this winter.
Last year, the Queenstown Times reported the
Queenstown Lakes District Council was proposing to relocate
two bus shelters to Hallenstein St after two St Joseph's
pupils made a submission on the council's draft annual plan.
The submission from Francesca O'Malley and Poppy Lake said
the present bus stop - a slab of concrete - became too hot to
sit on during summer and offered no shelter during winter.
Last week, council transport senior engineer Richard Hilliard
said the plan to shift shelters from another area would not
go ahead because of the sizing of the Hallenstein St concrete
Instead, the council was ordering new bus shelters from
Mr Hilliard said there was an option of ordering one large
shelter rather than two small shelters but the council was
establishing whether the large shelter would fit the area and
provide enough shelter.
The large shelter option was $15,000 whereas the small
shelters cost $12,000.
Whichever option the council decided on was expected to be
installed ''sometime before June'', Mr Hilliard said.