Construction of Culverden Service Hub Kicks Off

Construction of the Culverden Service Hub, which includes a new toilet block, dumping station and electric car charging station, is scheduled to start next week.  The Hurunui District Council hopes this new facility will reduce pressure on Culverden’s current public facilities.

Foundations for the new toilet block will be laid next week. Services for the new facilities will be installed by October with project completion scheduled for November.

Hurunui District Council’s Building Team Leader Kerry Walsh says the new toilet block will ease pressure on the town’s infrastructure throughout the year, particularly during the busy summer holiday season.

“It will be fantastic to have this facility up and running to cater for the increased number of tourists travelling through Culverden via SH7 during the summer months. The toilet block is fully insulated with a heated floor, enabling it to be fully operational year round including in freezing conditions.”

The new double bay dumping station for campervans, will ensure travellers can appropriately dispose of their waste, and the electric car charging station will support future growth in electric vehicle uptake.

Mayor Winton Dalley says the Hurunui District has always prided itself on providing good facilities for visitors and this new hub ensures that the increased visitor numbers are met with up to date facilities.

Funds for the project were obtained by the Council through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) regional mid-sized tourism fund, to enhance visitor experiences.

CaptureFor further information contact:             

Kerry Walsh
Team Leader – Earthquake Recovery – Building
Phone: 027 528 6974 
Email: kerry.walsh@hurunui.govt.nz