Daily Archives: May 14, 2009

Hiccup: Dunedin City Council agenda for 18 May

A meeting of the Dunedin City Council will be held on Monday 18 May 2009 in the Council Chamber, Municipal Chambers, 2pm.

Note this item on the Agenda:
Report from the General Manager Finance and Corporate Support (Athol Stephens).
Refer to pages 20.1 – 20.3.

Agenda – Council – 18/05/2009 (PDF, 28.0 kb, new window)

Report – Council – 18/05/2009 (PDF, 691.5 kb, new window)
Condition on University Land Sale Agreement


From Athol Stephens’ report:

One of the conditions of the sale of land to the University is that the vendor (the Council) resolve (by full meeting of Council) by 30 June 2009 to proceed with the construction of the proposed multi-purpose stadium. While the Council has passed many separate resolutions, each relating to a particular aspect of the approval process of the stadium, there has not been an “umbrella” resolution for the stadium as a whole.

A resolution along those lines would give effect to Condition 5C of the University Land Sale and Purchase Agreement.

That the Council proceed with the construction of a multi-purpose stadium in the Awatea Street precinct, in accordance with all previous resolutions on the proposed stadium.

[excerpt] For the sake of technical accuracy in complying with the special conditions of the Sale and Purchase Agreement it has been recommended by Council solicitors that a specific resolution to proceed with the construction of the proposed multi-purpose stadium be passed. To date, no such “umbrella”-type of resolution has been passed. It is recommended that this be done at this Council meeting.


Translation… The council’s land purchase agreement with university can’t be brought into effect without this formal resolution.


### ODT Online Mon, 18 May 2009
DCC set for ‘umbrella’ stadium vote
By David Loughrey

The Dunedin City Council is set to vote on an “umbrella resolution” to go ahead with the Forsyth Barr Stadium, required as part of a contract to sell land to the University of Otago at the site.
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Justice Chisholm's oral decision…

…dismissing Stop the Stadium’s application for judicial review

Injunction Judgement – STS vs DCC (PDF, 106 kb)


Why would anyone appeal… hey, you read the judgement, right?

STS Notice of Appeal (PDF, 85.8 kb)


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Contractors: Councils must provide level playing field

### ODT Online Thu, 14 May 2009
Fair chance to tender vital
Opinion | Stadium
By Jeremy Sole

In the wake of the contract signed by the Dunedin City Council with Hawkins Construction to build the Awatea St stadium, Jeremy Sole canvasses some of the major issues relating to council procurement strategies.
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ODT credits Jeremy Sole as the chief executive of the New Zealand Contractors Federation.

The New Zealand Contractors Federation argues for a fair and open approach to procurement, giving all skilled small and medium enterprises equal opportunities to secure work and grow.

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DCC's funding line continues…

### ODT Online Thu, 14 May 2009
Council will carry on with stadium
By David Loughrey

The Dunedin City Council plans to carry on with its funding of the stadium, despite the two court cases being taken against the project.
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Stop the Stadium’s notice of appeal has been received by the Court of Appeal in Wellington. The case has a six-month time-frame in which to be heard.

Basil Walker’s High Court challenge against the Otago Regional Council’s funding of the project, has a hearing set down for June 4.

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