PlaceMakers plans bigger store at Carisbrook

A Burns St billboard promises a new PlaceMakers store will be coming to the site of the former...
A Burns St billboard promises a new PlaceMakers store will be coming to the site of the former Carisbrook sports ground. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN
Carisbrook will soon be known more for plasterboards than scoreboards when a new PlaceMakers outlet opens on the former sports ground site.

Placemakers Dunedin branch operator Justin Macready confirmed the move yesterday and said the aim was to open the new building supplies store next June.

The Carisbrook branch would replace the Portsmouth Dr branch, and would be larger than the existing store.

Mr Macready said PlaceMakers would release more information.

Carisbrook started its sporting life with a cricket match between Otago and a visiting Tasmanian team in 1883, and hosted its final rugby test match, between the All Blacks and Fiji, in 2011.

The Dunedin City Council sold the site to Calder Stewart in 2013, and demolition of the old stadium was completed in 2014.


Yes, purchased from the rugby crowd with ratepayer money, then sold 3 years later for half the price to Calder. Great work DCC. Millions, just wiped away from the books. Was the perfect spot for the new hospital, right next to arterial routes, flight path and rail. Just another example of using public money to snatch defeat from the jaws of success.
Anyway, all history now isn't it? Onward and upward as they say....All the best with the new store Justin, puts the business on higher ground and better access and high profile visibility, will look forward to shopping there.

I didn't know Placemakers was still a thing

i like the wet land this has become. I like hearing the frogs as i walk by. Maybe the Council can use the 3 million dollars it took for this plot and make another wet land

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