Withdraw proposed Harbourside plan change in its entirety!

On the basis of all information now to hand, there is no basis whatsoever for the proposed harbourside plan change. Not for stage 1, not for stage 2. Not for any of it. Certainly, not while there is no at grade crossing in Rattray-Fryatt St for direct vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access to the Steamer Basin from the CBD.

The ODT editorial writer can descend into waffle as much as he likes (he started well) – the whole plan change must be withdrawn. Throw it back at Jim Harland and Chalmers Properties Ltd. May it knock them out. ABANDON PLAY.

There is no point in a compromise.
There is no point in the Environment Court process being pursued.

Lunacy is very hard to give up.

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### ODT Online Sat, 27 Mar 2010
Editorial: Harbourside jobs
The clamour against the Dunedin City Council harbourside district plan changes is louder than a foundry hammer. Businesses in the area are alarmed and upset and are being backed in an extraordinarily strong show of support by the Otago Chamber of Commerce and other firms around the city. The businesses fear that changes to a mixed “harbourside” zone will kill them off, whether it be quickly or – as one manager said – by a thousand cuts. Gone will be the security of industrial zoning rights to underpin current operations and possible expansion.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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2 responses to “Withdraw proposed Harbourside plan change in its entirety!

  1. Elizabeth

    ### RNZ National Monday, 29 March 2010 at 08:43 AM
    Morning Report with Geoff Robinson & Sean Plunket
    Dunedin’s ‘harbourside vision’ on shaky ground
    Plans to revamp Dunedin’s harbourside area may not go ahead, with one major supporter saying it’s unlikely to happen in its current form.
    Audio Ogg Vorbis MP3 (3:51)

    • Elizabeth

      Note, the Audio file above is no longer active. However, the MP3 file is available for listening. Hear from Mark Cameron (Action Engineering), Jim Harland (DCC), John Christie (Otago Chamber), and Mayor Dave Cull.

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