New health centre possible

Syd Brown.
Syd Brown.
A new health centre may be built in Mosgiel, but the plan is in its ''embryo'' phase, subdivision developer Syd Brown says.

Mr Brown confirmed yesterday he might develop a ''one-stop shop'' health centre to form part of his Highland Park subdivision in Hagart Alexander Dr.

If it went ahead, it would be opposite the yet-to-open Wee Nippers Early Childhood Centre in Factory Rd.

Nothing was confirmed, and no resource consent applications for a health centre had been made.

Mr Brown said new subdivisions in larger centres developed in recent years often included a health centre.

''It's something that I've got a vision for that would enhance the subdivision.''

A pharmacy, physiotherapist, chiropractor, dentist, cafe and GPs might be in the centre.

''That's what's envisaged. Whether it comes off or not ... it's slow working in the health sector.

''If it doesn't come off then it's likely that the site will just go into houses.''

If developed, a centre could open in less than two years.

Demand from the area's growing population meant it would not compete with other local health services.

Mr Brown said many people wrongly surmised the new early child care centre was a health centre.

''There's a lot of people telling me what's happening.'' he said.

eileen.goodwin@odt.co.nz

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