MSD Office to close temporarily for renovations

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD)/Work and Income’s offices in Mosgiel will close temporarily for building improvements that will be completed by local construction company, Amalgamated Builders Limited (ABL).

MSD regional commissioner Steph Voight said the Mosgiel service centre was being upgraded to help make it work better for clients and staff.

"We’ll have a more welcoming office. Clients will have more privacy when they talk with a case manager and there will be added security for clients, visitors, and our people," Ms Voight said.

"These changes have been tested and are already in some other service centres. We’ve had really good feedback from clients, our people and community groups about the changes."

"We've been waiting for this to happen in Mosgiel, so we're excited about it," she said.

To get the new space up and running as quickly as possible, the service centre at the corner of George and Charlotte St would be temporarily closed for about two weeks.

Building work will see the close at 1pm on May 6 to allow work on the building, with the site reopening on May 24th at 8:30am.

"Even though the service centre will be temporarily closed our staff will still be working from other locations and they can help you out online or over the phone," she said.

People needing to contact MSD can visit the Work and Income website, log into MyMSD or call on 0800 559-009 (general inquiries) or 0800 552-002 (NZ Super).

This article was merged with an earlier, but very similar article from ODT, which may be read here: