The Invercargill City Council wants to hear from the community about whether it should invest up to $30 million in the City Block Development.
At a meeting on Tuesday, May 14, Council adopted consultation documents, including a Statement of Proposal, having been asked by HWCP Ltd to invest $20 million in the development.
Chief Executive Clare Hadley said Council was asking the community if it should invest up to $30 million, allowing for a contingency of $10 million to be included in the budget.
Consultation will open on Saturday, 18 May, and run until 5pm on 28 June.
Mrs Hadley said there would be multiple opportunities for the public to hear more about the proposal, beginning with a public meeting at the Civic Theatre on Monday, 20 May, from 5.30pm.
Further drop-in sessions are being planned.
Hard copies of consultation documents will be available from the Civic Administration Building, Invercargill Public Library, and Bluff Service Centre.
Council has also launched a new Facebook page, which will include information about events relating to the consultation.