Otago Polytechnic

The Dunedin City Council will be seeking suggestions on how to develop streets in the heart of the university and polytechnic area.

The DCC’s Tertiary Precinct Project aims to make it easier and more attractive for staff and students to travel around the area by bike, bus and foot.

Feedback on the project, which covers Dundas Street, Albany Street, St David Street, Union Street East, Clyde Street, Forth Street, Riego Street, Harbour Terrace, and Anzac Avenue can be given from Monday 16 September to Wednesday 23 October.

Priority streets the partners have agreed on are Union Street East, Clyde Street, Harbour Terrace, and Albany Street.

The University of Otago Chief Operating Officer Stephen Willis says, "The selected streets are prioritised first as they’re heavily used by pedestrians and are the front door of our tertiary institutions".

The cost of the project is $20 million, allocated in the DCC’s 10 Year Plan 2018 - 2028.

DCC General Manager Infrastructure Services Simon Drew says, "We’re working in partnership with the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic to improve the vibrancy and atmosphere of the area, while celebrating its special character and enhancing road safety."

The renewal of underground stormwater and wastewater pipes is included in the upgrade. This work will cost about $11 million and is budgeted separately from the project cost in the 10 Year Plan.

Otago Polytechnic Chief Operating Officer Philip Cullen says, "This project will help to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to our sustainability".

An online interactive mapping tool and a survey will be available to give feedback. Information sites will be available at the university and polytechnic. Nearby suggestion boxes will enable people to share ideas about the project.

Have your say 

Visit the display boards in the Hub atrium 
16 – 29 September
14 – 23 October
The boards will be set up down the far end of The Hub.

Visit the display boards at Art School (P Block)
16 – 29 September
14 – 23 October

Students can attend the OPSA information sessions 

  • Tuesday 17 September, 12noon – 1pm
  • Tuesday 24 September, 12noon – 1pm

For more information and to give feedback see www.dunedin.govt.nz/tertiaryprecinct.





Published on 3 Sep 2019

Orderdate: 3 Sep 2019
Expiry: 11 Sep 2021