At the plan change hearings for the stadium we asked was there a plan for a parking building at the Awatea St site given the total shortage of parking for the stadium…I think we got blank stares, didn’t we? Always important to hold things in reserve, eh. Be pleased for the friends – the whole potential for area development is being massively propped by ratepayer funds to the stadium. Apparently, no-one has any money to raise private sector funding – just keeping that back while the stadium is shoved into touch. The grand plan emerges.
### ODT Online Mon, 4 May 2009
Developers eye up Awatea St area
By Chris Morris
Construction of the $198 million Otago stadium could be just the beginning of development around Dunedin’s Awatea St, the Carisbrook Stadium Trust believes.