The gracious and elegant Anderson Park is found on the outskirts of Invercargill and could soon be one of Southland's newest attractions
The elegant Anderson Park, once home to the late Sir Robert and Lady Anderson, is set in 24 hectares of landscaped gardens, lawn and native bush. Located on McIvor Road it was once one of Southland's most iconic buildings and to this day is a testament to the generous spirit of the Anderson family.
Due to earthquake risk Anderson house was closed to the public in 2014 however the grounds and picnic areas remained open providing a wonderful outing for locals and visitors to the city. Work has commenced to strengthen the building and Venture Southland, on behalf of the Invercargill City Council, is coordinating a consultation process to determine the future use of Anderson House as part of the councils long term plan.
A number of potential uses have been identified for the house, including a café, function venue, art gallery, historical house exhibit, and an artist in residence space. To help provide good information that will support decision making, Venture Southland is investigating public opinion on the development of a potential café at Anderson House.
Venture Southland welcomes any comments regarding the potential cafe and will be passing this information on to the Invercargill City Council as part of the consultation process.
Any future development of Anderson House will likely have a significant positive impact upon the Tourism sector in Southland and will provide locals with an iconic and exciting attraction within their own city.