Thursday, 28 July 2016 at 7pm
South Dunedin Presbyterian Hall (at back)
The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust will hold a public meeting to update the community on its progress and announce the formation of the High Street Cable Car Society Inc, which will take over much of the work of the trust.
ODT Online Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Cable car group seeks funds to build
By Timothy Brown
The group behind a bid to re-establish High St’s cable car route hopes to open its temporary display museum by Christmas. The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust is applying for funding and building consent for its temporary 72sq m display museum after securing a lease in Mornington Park from the Dunedin City Council last month. The museum would house a trailer and two grip cars in a bid to raise funds for a proposed $2.5million future facility, trust member Neville Jemmett said. “This is what we are calling our elephant step, because it’s the first time we have got a foot on the ground. Everything has been in folders and papers before now,” he said. The museum would comprise a three-door steel garage with a track for Mornington trailer No111 to be rolled in and out to allow for access and to display it. “It’s only temporary, that’s why it’s not a fancy building. It’s to basically show people that we mean business.”
Douglas Field Published on Jul 15, 2016
Mornington Cable Car returns
This clip was originally devised to show how the proposed cable car route along the edge of Mornington Park could be accommodated with a revised landscape scheme using Kurume azaleas. A lot of work was done (especially pruning the overgrown trees) to create space for both the new planting and the cable car route. The two community groups worked together to ensure that the scheme would work. The ultimate will be the reinstatement of the route to the Exchange.
The azalea planting was completed last year and the plants are thriving. they should make a bold display in the future.
Now the next step is being taken for provide a display ‘museum’ for the cable car. Once that is successfully achieved work may begin on re-creating the route into town.
Mon, 11 July 2016 at 12:27 p.m.
Received from Neville Jemmett, Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust
█ July 2016 DHLRT Heritage newsletter (PDF, 8.17 MB)
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