Post Office redevelopment discussed

The old Bannockburn Post Office. Photo: Lynda Van Kempen
The old Bannockburn Post Office. Photo: Lynda Van Kempen

Bannockburn residents met  Department of Conservation (Doc) staff this week to discuss the redevelopment of the Bannockburn Post Office as an information centre.

The building is owned by Doc and rarely used.

One of the project’s leaders, Jim Walton, said residents wanted to use it as an information centre because Bannockburn visitor numbers were increasing.

He would not elaborate on what was discussed at the meeting.

"We identified issues on both sides on what needs to be done," he said.

"We are still working towards making it happen as quickly as possible. It’s not a matter of antagonism, it’s a sensible sort of approach from Doc and us."

He wanted to encourage people to volunteer to help at the information centre.

"If we can’t get volunteers it simply can’t be open," he said.

Doc senior ranger Annette Grieve said they were still only at the initial stages of the project.

"Doc welcomes the opportunity to work with the Bannockburn Community on their proposal to open the historic Bannockburn Post Office to the public."

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