Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

D Scene is back fighting! . . . South Dunedin Library rumours

UNCONFIRMED: The Dunedin City Council has acquired Postshop and Pact buildings in King Edward Street

A superb centrally located site for the library!

### D Scene 19-1-11
Turning the page (cover story)
The much debated South Dunedin Library project has moved a step closer, with Dunedin City Council understood to have arranged a deal for two King Edward St properties. #bookmark

Library site pinpointed (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
A site for a new South Dunedin library has been negotiated. The DCC is beliveved to have signed on the dotted line, unconfirmed reports say. The library will be constructed on the site of the current South Dunedin Postshop and the neighbouring former Salvation Army building. Both buildings are owned by the Pact Group, an organisation that supports people with intellectual difficulties or recovering from mental illness. Neither Dunedin City Council property manager Robert Clark nor Pact chief executive officer Louise Carr could be contacted for comment.

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DCC budget savings

Let’s start a list.

1. Get out of Jacks Point.

2. Remove all directors fees from Dunedin City Holdings Ltd.

A debt of gratitude is owed for 1. and 2.

The trick is to never mention the stadium in cost cutting rounds since it is a premium asset capable of many returns, we’re told.

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Dunedin: your water

“. . . it does need to be asked why the so-called efficiencies that a CCO would bring cannot be achieved within a highly disciplined semi-autonomous council business unit.”

### ODT Online Wed, 19 Jan 2011
Editorial: Future proofing Dunedin’s water
In September 1860, the first public water pump was commissioned in Dunedin but it was not long afterwards that New Zealand’s first major water supply project was initiated . . . Today, as a report to the council to be considered at this week’s 2011-12 pre-draft annual plan hearings makes clear, water services in the city are the purview of the water and waste services business unit, a department of the DCC.
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Caversham motorway

### ODT Online Wed, 19 Jan 2011
Work starts on multimillion-dollar upgrade
By Stu Oldham
Excavators have started clearing roadside vegetation in preparation for work on the first, $19.5 million stage of the two-stage redevelopment of the Caversham motorway.
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