Refurbishment for Council Offices in Alexandra


​6 September 2018

Central Otago District Council’s main offices in Alexandra are set for a revamp over the coming 12 months with the Council’s reception area the first area programmed for refurbishment.

Council acquired the William Fraser building just after the 1989 local government amalgamations. The finance area was refurbished in 2012/13 and Council Chambers in 2015/16. The balance of the building occupied by CODC, mostly unrenovated in 20-30 years, will be refurbished as part of the current renovation programme.

The aim of the $760,000 project is to provide a modern, effective office environment that will alleviate current staff congestion and fragmentation. It will provide for future growth should that be required to meet demand from increased development and population growth in the district. Additional meeting rooms will also be created and a modern welcoming reception to improve customer service.

Central Otago Chief Executive Sanchia Jacobs said, “the key to a successful refurbishment of the building is ensuring an effective work space whilst delivering value for money to the ratepayer. It won’t be a full scale renovation, but is absolutely about making the best of the premises we have”.

From Monday 10 September the public will be directed to a temporary reception – still on Dunorling street but back at the former Otago Regional Council entrance. It is expected the community will have its first chance to see the revamped reception space in December.

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