Tertiary precinct as destination

 

The proposed upgrade would improve connections between the tertiary campuses, the city, harbour...
The proposed upgrade would improve connections between the tertiary campuses, the city, harbour and Water of Leith. Photo: ODT files
Dunedin's tertiary precinct could be in for an upgrade of up to $20 million designed to establish the area as a destination rather than a through route.

An upgrade would establish "future-focused multi-purpose streets and an environment that enhances lifestyle as well as safety'', a report in the draft plan said.

It would also improve connections between the tertiary campuses, the city, harbour and Water of Leith.

The $20 million option is one of three councillors will discuss next week, along with a more moderate investment of $11.3 million and a modest $4 million.

A report on the proposal said the tertiary precinct upgrade plan was developed after a 2014 report on improvement options for tertiary streets.

There were possibilities of funding help from tertiary institutions, and from the NZ Transport Agency.

The $11.3 million option, an amount included in the draft plan, would achieve "most of the objectives'' of the project.

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