5 Apr 2015

A facelift for Balclutha

1:01 pm on 5 April 2015

The main street in the south Otago town of Balclutha is to get its first makeover in 30 years.

The main street of Balclutha.

The main street of Balclutha. Photo: RNZ

The Clutha District Council has awarded a $2.3 million dollar contract to the construction firm, Fulton Hogan, to do up the town's main street.

Powerlines will be taken out, new trees and seats put in, and a new outdoor plaza created.

The mayor, Bryan Cadogan, said it was a watershed moment for the district, which is finally taking a positive step to lift the town centre.

The upgrade is expected to be finished by November.