Town centre spruce-up under way
It’s begun . . . sort of. Cromwell Town Centre’s face lift is under way with new toilets being built at Lode Lane. However, although the new facility will be integrated into the $2.8 million town centre re-development, the $327,000 plus GST project is to be paid for by additional funding from district rates rather than the Cromwell ward rates. Central Otago district property and facilities manager Mike Kerr said this was because its main users would be travellers from outside the area rather than locals. The facilities, with five unisex toilets, with two for disabled users and big enough for travellers with luggage, were expected to be in use by September 28. Designed to improve Lode Lane’s appear- ance, the project would also include construction of a new bus shelter, and replacement of an old wooden storage compound with a concrete pad, and installation of a drink fountain at the bus stop, Mr Kerr said. Landscaping would start when the toilet block was finished, to integrate with plans to revitalise the cafe strip area and mall.
Building: The construction site of the Lode Lane toilet upgrade in Cromwell.