Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Nov 2010
Flood protection work set to start
By Rebecca Fox
Flood protection works in the Water of Leith could begin as early as next month on a stretch of the river in the Dunedin Botanic Garden as approval is sought for an alternate sequence of work. The Otago Regional Council announced in July that it would consider completing individual sections of flood hazard work on the Leith and Lindsay Creek, beginning with excavation work on the true right side of the Leith channel in the Cumberland to Dundas St reach in 2010-11 and completing work on the “stilling basin” at the end of the high velocity channel.
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  1. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 18 Nov 2010
    Flood protection costs reviewed
    By Rebecca Fox
    Flood hazard ratepayers on the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek may find out in the New Year how much works to upgrade their protection will cost and when it will happen. It has been about 13 years since the Otago Regional Council first looked at flood protection works and two years since the Environment Court appeal, on the resource consents granted in 2007, failed.
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    • Elizabeth

      Hmmm, an earlier comment . . .
      Oh, a post . . .

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      ### ODT Online Sat, 29 Jan 2011
      Doubts over figures behind delay
      By Rebecca Fox
      Any delay in letting the public know the cost of constructing the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme had blown out was due to a lack of confidence in the figures provided by its consultants, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead said.
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      • Elizabeth

        Very interesting . . . the VC mentions DCC, but the Campus Master Plan process failed to consult DCC, or the public. Has something changed ? If not the farce continues.

        ### ODT Online Mon, 31 Jan 2011
        Opinion: University progressing Leith agenda
        By David Skegg
        However many millions of dollars are spent on reducing the riskof flooding from the Water ofLeith, it will be tragic if we do not grasp the opportunity to improve ourcity at the same time, writes Prof Sir David Skegg. The future of the Water of Leith is a matter of importance for everyone who lives in Dunedin.
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      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Wed, 9 Feb 2011
        ‘D-Day’ for flood protection scheme

        By Rebecca Fox
        “D-Day” has arrived for the proposed flood protection scheme on the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek. Today, Otago Regional councillors will be asked to decide on the scheme’s future.
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  2. Phil

    And now suddenly it’s central government’s responsibility to fund. Strange how it wasn’t central government’s responsibility when ORC thought they had enough money to complete the work AND build a stadium.

  3. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 10 Feb 2011
    ORC to consult on flood scheme
    By Rebecca Fox
    Otago regional councillors have failed to “grab the opportunity” and make a decision on the future of the Leith Lindsay flood protection scheme.
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    Previously:

    Critical to the whole scheme was the university’s timeline to implement the master plan… [the plan] if implemented, could provide less expensive and “more robust” options for the flood protection work – but could also require new investigations and possibly resource consents.

    ### ODT Online Wed, 26 Jan 2011
    Cost of city flood defences doubles
    By Rebecca Fox
    Estimated costs for flood protection work on the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek have more than doubled to $53 million, latest figures released by the Otago Regional Council show. However, council staff have proposed an alternative 15-stage scheme that could reduce the costs to ratepayers by about $22 million and still fit within the resource consents already granted for the work.
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    Key dates
    1997: ORC first looks at enhancement for Leith Lindsay.
    2003: Dunedin urban flood protection scheme adopted in long-term plan.
    2003: Opus contracted to provide scheme design.
    2005: Council endorses the scheme and public consulted.
    2006-07: Resource consents granted.
    2008: Environment Court appeal held and declined.
    2009: Opus provides updated cost estimate on scheme.
    2010: Campus Master Plan announced.
    2010: Work starts on Cumberland St to Dundas St works.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Sat, 12 Feb 2011
      Govt aid possible for ORC flood scheme
      By Rebecca Fox
      Environment Minister Nick Smith is not ruling out a Government contribution to the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme but says the Otago Regional Council has a “high hurdle” to leap.
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      ### ODT Online Sat, 12 Feb 2011
      Current thinking – Water of Leith
      By Mark Price
      Dunedin’s Water of Leith, once a pristine mountain stream, is today an ugly concrete-lined “drainage ditch”. Mark Price looks at whether the millions to be spent on it will rescue the waterway or simply be washed out to sea.
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      State of play
      • The Otago Regional Council this week decided to put two proposals on the Leith Lindsay flood protection scheme out for public consultation (one of which involves dropping work on Lindsay Creek), effectively delaying a decision until at least June.
      •The two proposals, both to be staged over 20 years, cost respectively $53.1 million and $35.9 million.

      • Elizabeth

        ORC is a class act…

        ### ODT Online Wed, 8 Jun 2011
        Creek protection may be dropped
        By Rebecca Fox
        Flood protection work on Lindsay Creek might be dropped from the Otago Regional Council’s plans but recommendations could see it investigated in the future. It is one the recommendations made by the council’s draft annual plan hearing panel that will be considered by the finance and corporate committee tomorrow.
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        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Fri, 10 Jun 2011
          Leith flood protection priority call
          By John Gibb
          An Otago Regional Council committee yesterday recommended first priority be given to Water of Leith flood protection work, costing $38.3 million, within the mooted overall Leith-Lindsay flood protection scheme. The regional council will consider the matter further at its next full meeting on June 22. The overall Leith-Lindsay flood protection proposal had involved producing revised cost estimates, and offered four options.
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      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Thu, 23 Jun 2011
        Claim Leith work lets Govt off obligations
        By Rebecca Fox
        By going ahead with the work on the Water of Leith, the Otago Regional Council is giving the Government a way out of its funding obligations, Cr Gerry Eckhoff says. Yesterday, the council adopted the option of completing flood protection works on the Leith at a revised cost of $83 million, with a view to pursuing a contribution from the Crown.
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  4. Elizabeth

    ### ch9.co.nz September 4, 2012 – 6:27pm
    ORC to seek approval to invite tenders
    The ORC is about seek approval to invite tenders on construction of the third stage of the Leith Flood Protection Scheme.
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    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Thu, 6 Sep 2012
      Flood protection work will improve access
      By Rebecca Fox
      A section of the Water of Leith, from above the Clyde St bridge to Forth St, will soon be revamped to allow more public access and improve the look of the waterway as part of flood protection works. Tenders will soon be called for the estimated $2.75 million project, which is the third of eight stages of work along the Leith aimed at increasing the river’s capacity in a major flood. So far, work has been completed in Rockside Rd and the stretch above Dundas St. The project, to begin in November and be completed by February or March next year, was approved by the Otago Regional Council engineering and hazards committee yesterday.
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  5. Elizabeth

    The proposal for ponding at Chingford together with other local works is not new. We were consulted on this years ago… it’s sitting on my files. Did someone at ORC have a mental lapse ?

    ### ODT Online Tue, 16 Oct 2012
    Temporary flood pond proposed
    By Rebecca Fox
    A detention pond in the archery field of Chingford Park in Northeast Valley, Dunedin, may be created to contain flood waters from Lindsay Creek to ease the risk for homes, schools and businesses in the area. The Otago Regional Council has been investigating options for dealing with the creek’s flood hazard after it dropped plans for extensive works as part of the Leith Lindsay flood protection works as the original plans were judged to be too expensive for ratepayers. Instead, the council proposes an $840,000 project using a part of Chingford Park as a “detention” area, complemented by “small-scale localised works” between Palmers Quarry bridge and Pentland St and temporary flood detention upstream of Forrester Park landfill, a report to be considered tomorrow by the engineering and hazards committee said.
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  6. ### ch9.co.nz February 5, 2013 – 6:46pm
    Big changes to Water of Leith
    Heavy machinery is making big changes to the Water of Leith, as flood protection work continues.
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