Dunedin South police station is reopening to the public after suffering severe flood damage during a storm.
The building has been closed to the public since June last year, when a torrential downpour closed roads, flooded businesses and forced residents to sand bag their homes.
Police had to move to other stations due to the "extensive damage", says Acting Otago Coastal Area Commander Inspector Kelvin Lloyd.
"Police have worked closely with the contractors to ensure the station opened as quickly as possible so both the public counter could be reopened and police teams moved back in," he says.
"I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the contractors in ensuring the station repairs were completed as quickly as possible so we could reopen it to the public."
Several teams, including the Family Harm squad, South Dunedin Neighbourhood Policing Team and local Community Constable will be moving back to the station shortly. From Wednesday, the public counter will reopen between the hours of 11am and 2pm on weekdays.
An official reopening ceremony will be held in the near future.
The Dunedin South police station during the June 2015 storm.