Mayor Chin: "I think the decision is the right decision."

That’s a YES and a big red fatuous tick from your local newspaper…

### ODT Online Tue, 21 Apr 2009
DCC votes ‘Yes’ on stadium
By Chris Morris and David Loughrey
A judge will decide the immediate fate of the $198 million Otago stadium within days, after Dunedin councillors yesterday voted to sign a construction contract despite the threat of a High Court injunction.
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### ODT Online Tue, 21 Apr 2009
Government grant for stadium confirmed
By David Loughrey
A government contribution of $15 million for Dunedin’s planned stadium firmed from an “underwrite” to a “grant” yesterday. Once the Government was informed of the council’s decision on the stadium, officials from the Ministry of Economic Development would work with the mayor on arrangements for the grant.
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What the Councillors said… ODT Link

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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4 responses to “Mayor Chin: "I think the decision is the right decision."

  1. Elizabeth

    At university today we decided the ODT (or was it police) mugshots of the 10 pro councillors all looked the same at first glance, and were older males…

    Time for younger people and more women to stand in the next local body elections.

    After receiving several animated accounts of the public session at Council yesterday, I couldn’t not think the theatre so-called had the ‘perplexion’ of Wonderland.

    Council? Make that the dormouse and councillors (one of whom greatly imitated the ‘mad’ rabbit).

  2. Peter

    I was wondering how the University would build given the need for clean stadia for RWC. There is controversy in Wellington about a planned indoor events centre. One option put forward is to build it on the concourse of Westpac Trust Stadium (rather than near the aiport) but the City Council notes this would delay commencing the project until after the World Cup due to the clean stadium requirement. Does anyone know when the University will make public its designs for the FB stadium site?

  3. Elizabeth

    Further stories about the stadium in ODT tomorrow.
    In regard to the High Court action, Channel 9 News says DCC will seek costs.

    The University of Otago intends to build on its land in two stages…so not to leave a “construction site” during the 2011 RWC.

  4. Elizabeth

    Not sure about the designs becoming public, but there is a story tomorrow to elucidate.

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