Post Office idea doesn't stack up

Last updated 10:41 30/10/2012

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With due respect to Murray Rodgers' comments in relation to the NZ Post and council buildings, and possible options.

It is obvious from a previous article on New Zealand Post's shift that it is their intention to sell the existing Post Office site they own.

This is in spite of the fact that the historic Post Office building is not on either the earthquake risk or prone list and that from council records, the new Post Box facility is rated at 65 per cent.

As self insurers, this may not be important to New Zealand Post but let them try to get insurance cover on this basis.

Quite apart from this, the suggestion that council acquire the Post Office site and build new a new building, using the existing facade . . . would cost more than building on the existing site, on the carpark it already owns in Laings Rd.

The Horticultural Hall would remain as part of the complex and council would continue to operate from the existing central hub and complex.

Nick Ursin,

Naenae

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