$760K upgrade for CODC offices

The Central Otago District Council’s  offices in Alexandra are to get a  $760,000 revamp.

The refurbishment would take place over the next 12 months and  start with the council’s reception area, council chief executive Sanchia Jacobs said.

A temporary reception area will be operating from today.

It will be along the street from the council building, at the former Otago Regional Council office entrance, in Dunorling St.

The council acquired the William Fraser Building just after the 1989 local government amalgamations, Ms Jacobs said.

The finance area was refurbished in 2012-13 and the council chambers in 2015-16.

The rest of the building occupied by the CODC, mostly unrenovated in the past 20-30 years, would be refurbished as part of the current renovation programme, Ms Jacobs said.

The project aimed "to provide a modern, effective office environment that will alleviate current staff congestion and fragmentation. It will provide for future growth should that be required to meet demand from increased development and population growth in the district."

It is expected the revamped reception area will be open in December.

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