Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Paperless council – more or less transparent?

That’s the Xbillion dollar answer.

Do we want paper or nothing, or paper and online, or just plain paper printed with dollar signs to pay down debt.

Should plain old Councillors be more social media savvy and paperless!

In what form (plural) does the interested public want to receive information about DCC activities and decisions?

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Business, DCC, Design, Economics, Geography, Hot air, Media, People, Politics, Project management, Tourism, University of Otago, Urban design

‘Project Programme Summary’ October 2009


From the report tabled at the Dunedin City Council Finance and Strategy Committee on 19 October 2009

Report – FSC – 19/10/2009 (PDF, 4.2 mb, new window)
Stakeholders Group Report

To view the chart clearly go to the back page of the report.
(you can print it off)


The following news item clarifies the status of the above chart. It has been superceded.

### D Scene 4-8-10
Stadium will be on time: Farry
By Wilma McCorkindale
[Malcolm] Farry said the October critical path had now been superceded by Hawkins Construction Ltd’s critical path which would probably not go public to avoid nitpicking around deadlines not being met.
{continues} #bookmark

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Construction, Economics, Politics, Project management, Site, Stadiums

Accounting for a conference

[Dunedin Brand] We do underwriting here

### ODT Online Tue, 3 Aug 2010
Dunedin in contention for major conference
By Chris Morris
Dunedin appears to have the frontrunning in a two-city race to host a major international botanic garden conservation conference, which could bring hundreds of experts – and millions of dollars – to the city.

The council would be expected to cover the estimated $800,000 cost of hosting the event, but would aim to make a small projected profit of $15,000 thanks to sponsorship agreements and subscription payments from participants.
-Alan Matchett, Dunedin City Council

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Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Economics, Geography, Heritage, People, Politics, Project management

Stadium delays

### ODT Online Tue, 3 Aug 2010
Stadium delays queried
By David Loughrey
The many rumours about delays in the completion of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, got an airing yesterday, but the man in charge of the project, Carisbrook Stadium Trust (CST) chairman Malcolm Farry, repeatedly denied there would be any change to the finishing date, or the cost of the project.

“I can assure the council and the public there’s no problem with the completion date. What does everybody not understand about that?”
-Malcolm Farry, Carisbrook Stadium Trust

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Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Architecture, Construction, Design, Economics, People, Politics, Project management, Site, Stadiums