DCC lacks clear vision for Carisbrook area

… is the assumption.

### ODT Online Fri, 19 Nov 2010
Council to sell Carisbrook properties
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin City Council is selling eight properties near the Carisbrook stadium, even though no decision has been made on the future of the stadium site. The properties, which have a rateable value of more than $1 million, are part of a package of land that includes the stadium and a car park next door that was bought by the council for $7 million from the Otago Rugby Football Union in a controversial deal last year.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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3 responses to “DCC lacks clear vision for Carisbrook area

  1. Richard

    No. the residential properties were always seen as separate to the Ground itself. They were, after all, originally only bought by the ORFU to protect the possible/projected redevelopment of 7/8 years ago that might have involved closing Burns Street.

  2. Phil

    I remember that purchase, Richard. That was to work in with the redevelopment of the main stand which would raise the stand by about 10 rows and extend it out over Burns Street. Hence the proposal to close Burns Street. Wasn’t a bad design from memory, with buses coming in under cover beneath the extension of the main stand.

  3. Russell Garbutt

    So, the reason the DCC purchased the lot is?

    Oh yes, to relieve the ORFU of bankruptcy after they agreed to build them a new stadium. No matter what other spin is put on the purchase, that really was the deal.

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