David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times
Dunedin is planning its next major infrastructure development - a clean energy centre to pump hot water across the central city for heating.
The project would involve work to lay a reticulation system throughout the central city, meaning more torn-up roads and road cones.
But the Dunedin City Council says it could be done at the same time as other projects, like the new hospital build and central city upgrade, meaning limited disruption for the public.
The eco-friendly energy system for central Dunedin came a step closer after the council, University of Otago, Southern District Health Board and Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Under the MOU, the organisations would jointly investigate development of a low-carbon district energy system to provide cost-effective heating for major energy users within a central city network.