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.
How things change in the space of one year.