Issues and Opportunities Consultation Document
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South Dunedin has historically been an important manufacturing and service area for Dunedin, and it remains a destination retail area for a large number of Dunedin residents. However, the trend over the last 15-20 years has been for a general decline in the main retail centre along King Edward Street, and a comparative increase in large format retail activities on the adjacent industrial land along Hillside Road and Andersons Bay Road.
As a result of this general decline, many people have raised concerns over the increasingly dilapidated appearance of the main retail centre and the overall vibrancy and success of the centre from both an economic and social perspective. As a result, the Council has identified the need for a strategy to revitalise South Dunedin’s retail centre.
The purpose of the South Dunedin Retail Centre Strategy is to identify an integrated package of actions that can be used to revitalise the retail centre, both economically and socially. The suggested goals for the strategy are to:
» Re-establish the economic role of the South Dunedin retail centre as a retail destination for the city by developing the centre into a place that people want to visit and spend time.
» Restore the social role of the centre as a place that provides opportunities for local residents to make regular contact with each other while engaged in routine activities.
The package of actions required to achieve these goals will need to include actions by both the Council and the community, in order to be successful.
The Issues and Opportunities Document is open for public consultation from 14 April 2010. Submitters are invited to return the submission form by 28 May 2010.
Make your submissions via
* Freepost: delivery details are on the form included with the consultation document (address to Principal Urban Designer, Dunedin City Council, PO Box 5045, Dunedin)
* Submit your comments online by completing this online form
* Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Delivery: Customer Services, ground floor of the Civic Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin
Dunedin City Council invites the community to comment on the range and relative importance of issues and opportunities identified to date.
On Wednesday 12 May, a public open day on South Dunedin Retail Centre – Issues and Opportunities was held at the Gasworks Museum in Braemar St, South Dunedin.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr