### scoop.co.nz Friday, 24 April 2009, 3:41 pm
We Are On Our Way: Stadium Can Now Be Built
Press Release: Forsyth Barr Stadium
Forsyth Barr Stadium At University Plaza
For Immediate Release 24 April 2009
Today’s High Court decision, denied an application for an injunction and clears the way for construction to begin on the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the University Plaza, says Stadium Trust Chairman Malcolm Farry.
“We are now, at last, on our way. Today’s decision clears the final hurdle for construction to start next month. Thanks to the positive vote by Dunedin City Councillor’s on Monday, the construction contract with Hawkins can now be confirmed”.
“This is fantastic news for the region, as more than 600 jobs can be created over the next two years in building the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the University Plaza,” said Mr Farry.
We have reached this point after years of careful planning and focus effort, the Stadium Trust acknowledges the commitment of Dunedin City Council, Otago Regional Council, Government, Forsyth Barr, Community Trust of Otago, University of Otago and the people of Dunedin and of Otago in making the vision of a new, multipurpose, fully roofed campus stadium a reality.
As chairman, I would like to particularly acknowledge the support and dedication of my fellow Trustees and the Trust Executives in what has been a long and challenging process.
We expect Hawkins to be on site next month to start demolition.
The Stadium remains on track to be completed by end of July 2011, creating an iconic expression of Otago beliefs in itself for a bright and growing future.