The Rattray St buildings rarmarked for demolition. Photo by
There are two incomplete jobs that contribute to the
generally dowdy, run-down Exchange/Rattray Street area.
I would like to know why they have not been completed before
The first is the long overdue demolition of the three
buildings that have been partly demolished in Rattray Street.
The owners have given completion dates more then once but
still the area looks like a garbage dump.
I am sure that if the buildings were North of the Octagon,
the council would have applied pressure before now to get the
Pedestrians have now been forced to walk on the street to
pass the buildings for several years.
When oh when will this appalling mess get cleaned up?
The second permanent Work In Progress is the repairs to the
Cargill monument in the Exchange.
Next July it will be four long years since the top of the
monument was removed for repairs.
Even allowing for the delay in locating the correct
sandstone, this delay is unforgiveable.
These two unfinished jobs must leave visitors with a pretty
bad impression of Dunedin's "heritage".