### ODT Online Tue, 17 Sep 2013
Steel firm wants to use Burnside site
By Debbie Porteous
A Dunedin steel fabricator seeking to expand its business and employ more people has applied for resource consent to build on a part of the old Burnside freezing works site in Kaikorai Valley. Pinnacle Steel wants to build a 1500sq m building, accommodating 30 employees, on the corner of Kaikorai Valley and Townleys Rds.
Company shareholder Paul Hickey said it operated from an industrial site in Sturdee St in the city, but that was cramped and the company sought a more suitable site to expand and take on new staff, in response to increased demand for fabricated steel. About 26 staff were employed by the company, but it wanted to start a production line in the new building, and would ”definitely” require more staff.
The demand for steel was coming from Christchurch, and it was expected to continue for years.
A report on the consent application from Dunedin City Council planner Darryl Sycamore to the council’s hearings committee said, according to the company, the site was used by the Burnside freezing works to hold stock and as a reservoir for the meat works’ cooling system.
[The planner] recommends the committee grant consent with conditions, including requirements to plant around the building.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
*Images: pinnaclesteel.co.nz – components(1) and logo