Daily Archives: March 16, 2010

ODT: “Stadium site: 2 accidents, 11 ‘near misses'”

### ODT Online Tue, 16 Mar 2010
Caution urged for stadium tours
By Chris Morris
A more cautious approach to visitors may be needed at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, contractors are warning, following two accidents and 11 “near misses” at the construction site. A breakdown of health and safety incidents at the site showed there had been 27 incidents in the 228,000 man-hours since construction of the roofed stadium began last year, a report by project manager Arrow International said.

The report suggested “prudence” when considering future requests for site visits, following a “marked increase” in the number of tours.

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Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Construction, Project management, Site, Stadiums

Carisbrook’s future: DCC plays commercial sensitivity card

### ODT Online Tue, 16 Mar 2010
Carisbrook discussion remains in private
By Chris Morris
Plans for the future of Carisbrook – now owned by the Dunedin City Council – were debated behind closed doors by councillors yesterday, after a last-minute bid to hold the debate in public was defeated. Councillors were set to debate an agenda item on “Ex ORFU properties” in a public-excluded section of yesterday’s council finance and strategy committee meeting.

Mayor Peter Chin has previously said no decision on the future use of Carisbrook would be made until after “extensive discussion and consultation”.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Economics, Politics, Project management, Site, Sport, Stadiums, Urban design

Public meeting: planning the future of Dunedin heritage buildings

### ODT Online Sat, 13 Mar 2010
Meeting on heritage building reuse
By Chris Morris
An initiative to promote the economic reuse of Dunedin’s heritage buildings has been unveiled. The Dunedin City Council has formed a new steering group, which will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways of planning for the future of Dunedin’s heritage buildings.
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█ The council’s steering group, chaired by Cr Dave Cull, has invited owners of pre-1930 commercial buildings to the meeting. Cr Cull said the group would seek two representatives from building owners, to advise on planning for the future of Dunedin’s heritage buildings.

WHEN: Tuesday, 16 March 2010
WHERE: Bracken Court Building, 480 Moray Place
WHAT TIME: 5pm – 7pm

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Stadiums