Tuesday, May 9, 2023

New Public Transport Interchange proposed for Nelson


Proposed new Bus Hub at Millers Acre and 41 Halifax St Nelson City

Will Nelson City have a new Bus Hub?

Hon Dr Nick Smith, Mayor of Nelson City, announcement today that Nelson City Council has purchased 41 Halifax Street, adjacent to Millers Acre, to support the development of a new central city bus interchange.

The Mayor said the Council paid $970,000 for the property at auction, after approval was granted at a confidential Council meeting on 3 April. The property had a capital valuation of $1.04 million. 

The Council are seeking funding from Waka Kotahi to cover part of the cost in support of the bus hub. 

The purchase is partly in response to concerns from neighbouring businesses about the loss of carparks due to the hub development at Millers Acre. The extra space will provide for about 26 carparks. 

The Mayor said “the purchase also provides an opportunity to build a better hub with space for other bus services like Intercity as well as separation between bus manoeuvring areas and an improved layout.”

It will be a surprise if this very popular carpark for people visiting the city is taken away. There are many businesses in the area visited frequently by people in and out of the city. The mobility parking located there will probably disappear as well.

Pigeon Post News Richmond, Tasman.

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