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Future of demolished Queensgate carpark undecided

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 12/03/2017

Demolition of Queensgate carpark, Lower Hutt: no caption © RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King no caption The Lower Hutt Mayor says the council hopes the Queensgate shopping centre carpark will be rebuilt.

The removal of the north-eastern corner of the mall following November's Kaikōura earthquake has been completed.

The site is now being tidied up and a fire escape is being put in which will allow all of the shops to be reopened.

The mayor, Ray Wallace, said he understood this could take a matter of weeks.

He said the council hoped Queensgate and the shopping centre's owners, Stride Investment Management, would put in a new carpark and replace the demolished cinemas.

"They currently meet their requirements for carparking, but you know for the popularity of the facility I think more carparks will certainly be needed."

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