Town cen­tre spruce-up un­der way

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

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.

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