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Parklet installations on George Street

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The Dunedin City Council (DCC) will be installing parklets along George St next month.

Three parklets will be installed in former bus stops, made redundant when the bus hub opened. Two other parklets will be installed but their location is yet to be confirmed.

The parklet installations are part of a series of trials and activations for the George Street redevelopment under the Central City Plan. The first activation, Glow, was held in July.

DCC Urban Designer Luke McKinlay says, "the parklets will provide green spaces in the CBD for people to sit, relax, and enjoy the city."

Parklets are small seating or green spaces. An example of a parklet is located at the end of Great King Street, opposite the University of Otago Zoology building.

The parklets are being fabricated off site using a range of materials including steel and wood, before being installed. They can be relocated if needed.

As part of the parklet design, DCC has asked for expressions of interest for artists to decorate concrete plinths in one of the parklets. Applications close on Monday 26 August.

For more information on the expression of interest visit https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/creative-opportunities

The cost of the five parklets is about $167,000.

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