Ministry’s plans for South Dunedin not changing

South Dunedin. File photo
South Dunedin. File photo
The Ministry of Education says it has no plans to follow another government agency and pause significant investment in South Dunedin.

This comes after Kāinga Ora announced it had paused significant investment in South Dunedin while the Dunedin City Council worked on its plan to adapt to climate change in the area.

Ministry of Education leader for the South Nancy Bell said it had no plans to follow in Kāinga Ora’s footsteps.

"The Ministry of Education does not have any current plans to pull school property investment from South Dunedin due to climate adaptation."

"We are aware of the work of the South Dunedin Future programme and the ministry is a stakeholder in discussions with them."

Harcourts Dunedin manager Richard Stringer said he did not think Kāinga Ora’s decision would have any effect on the South Dunedin housing market.

"I think the housing market is much bigger than one entity making a decision as to what they are going to do," Mr Stringer said.