Basil Walker to appeal High Court decision

This morning Newstalk ZB news said Basil Walker, of Queenstown, intends to appeal the High Court decision on the case he took unsuccessfully against the Otago Regional Council.

CST has indicated it will not stop construction in view of the likely court action.

We await further news. Perhaps in D Scene tomorrow…


### NewstalkZB 07/07/2009 10:12:02
Stadium battle continues

The legal battle over Dunedin’s new stadium is continuing as another appeal goes to the High Court.
[I assume this should read Court of Appeal.EK.]

Queenstown property developer Basil Walker is appealing the High Court’s ruling dismissing his argument that the Otago Regional Council had acted illegally in funding the stadium.

The Stop the Stadium group also has a hearing in the Court of Appeal next month, but the Carisbrook Stadium Trust is proceeding with construction of the project.

The Otago Regional Council contributed $37.5 million towards building the $197 million stadium.


Filed under Media, Politics, Stadiums

2 responses to “Basil Walker to appeal High Court decision

  1. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 8 Jul 2009
    Shocked by stadium case appeal
    By David Loughrey

    Queenstown man Basil Walker’s decision to appeal his unsuccessful challenge to the Otago Regional Council’s stadium funding has shocked chairman Stephen Cairns, who said the council was already “having difficulty” getting money from [Mr Walker] for costs from the last hearing.
    Read more

  2. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Fri, 10 Jul 2009
    Regional Council will pursue debt
    By David Loughrey

    Queenstown man Basil Walker is “not off the hook” for the $12,890 he owes the Otago Regional Council. Asked yesterday whether the council planned to pursue the debt, ORC chairman Stephen Cairns said: “Oh yeah.”
    Read more

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