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Site proposed for new Dunedin Hospital

By District Energy posted 03-20-2018 10:46


Mike Houlahan, Otago Daily Times


A site for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild has been recommended and is being considered by Cabinet, and a public announcement on the decision is likely to be made next month.

Pete Hodgson, chairman of the committee which is coordinating the estimated $1.6 billion hospital rebuild, has previously said the new hospital will be sited centrally, north of the Octagon and south of the University of Otago.

[...] "Dunedin has New Zealand's only district energy scheme, which heats the current hospital, but it is old and it is run predominantly on coal.

"The opportunity exists to switch to renewables, perhaps wood chips, and it is almost certain that the new hospital will therefore be heated with renewable energy."

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