Sammy's building on radar

The building in Crawford St. Photo: ODT files
The building in Crawford St. Photo: ODT files

The Dunedin City Council plans to set aside $5 million for any potential work needed on the Sammy's building.

In its draft 10-year plan, the council has included a draft budget for the historic venue in 2021 as a placeholder.

The budget will require confirmation through a feasibility and business case study, the cost and funding of which is yet to be determined.

In February, the council announced it had bought the 121-year-old building for $128,000.

Since then a seismic assessment found it to be a considerable risk to the public during an earthquake.

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