Daily Archives: May 12, 2009

What DCC said to "Stadium – Opposed" submitters last year

Looked up my files and found these on DCC Draft Annual Plan 2008/09 submissions.

A snippet from council’s letter (dated 10 July 2008) addressed to Elizabeth Kerr – presumably, the same was received by other submitters opposing the stadium.

Stadium – Opposed

That no change occur to the draft plan.

Following consideration of the submissions the Council determined that it would continue with the approach previously resolved at its meeting on 17 March 2008.

The effect of this resolution taken as a whole is to permit the project to continue and, by placing milestones along the way, still provide the possibility that if some or all of the risks that have been identified come to pass in a substantial manner, the Council can still exit the project.

In terms of the component of the funding for the stadium that will come from rates, some submitters requested an investigation into the use of a fixed targeted rate, in part or in whole, instead of a capital value based general rate. The Council agreed to ask the Rates and Funding Working Party to investigate this funding option.

Also, ‘The Stadium Stance’ (pages 3-5) from the 5-page document ‘Changes made to the 2008/2009 Draft Annual Plan following consultation’ sent to all submitters.

DCC – The Stadium Stance July 2008

How things change in the space of one year.

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Another stadium spend for global TV

### ODT Online Tue, 12 May 2009
Govt puts $2.5m into Whangarei stadium upgrade

The Government is putting $2.5 million into the upgrade of Whangarei’s Okara Park to get it ready for the Rugby World Cup. The minister in charge of preparations for the tournament, Murray McCully, said today the upgraded stadium would leave a lasting legacy for Northland.
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Cr Walls: Some "extra-ordinary" calculations of costs in stadium blogs

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### ODT Online Tue, 12 May 2009
DCC promises answers on stadium submissions
By David Loughrey

A reply to residents who presented submissions to the council opposing the Awatea St stadium has become “half the size of The Forsyte Saga”, as the council tries to clear up what Mayor Peter Chin says are factual errors and wrong assumptions.
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The budget will not be finalised until approved at a full Dunedin City Council meeting next month…

### ODT Online Tue, 12 May 2009
DCC trims probable rates rise
By Chris Morris

Ratepayers could be spared a proposed 7.8% rates increase, after Dunedin City Council staff yesterday announced they had shaved nearly $1.3 million off roading budgets.
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Linked story…
Council delegation to meet opponents

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### ODT Online Tue, 12/05/2009 – 11:49am.
Comment by Baxter on The DCC’s time…

The DCC’s time would be better spent actually listening to what we want; not writing “detailed reports” telling us what they want us to want.

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### ODT Online Tue, 12/05/2009 – 3:03pm.
Submitted by ro1 on de-confusing

By “de-confusing” Mr Harland clearly means “reasserting the spin”. People who oppose the stadium aren’t confused; they are simply not comforted by the spin.
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### Channel 9 News May 12, 2009 – 8:04pm
Annual Plan Still Under Deliberation

Today’s main topic was the Stadium, and given the number of responses it prompted, everyone who put forward a submission will receive the same rebuttal from Council.
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