Monthly Archives: March 2011

DCC Draft Annual Plan 2011/12

The Draft Annual Plan 2011/12 is available for public consultation until Tuesday 12 April 2011.

The Draft Annual Plan 2011/12 contains information about what the Council intends to do in 2011/12 year and the ten years beyond this year.

The consultation period is your opportunity to “Have Your Say” about what you want to see included in the Council’s plans.

There are a number of ways to make your submission to the Draft Annual Plan 2011/12. Submissions close at 5pm, 12 April 2011.

More information:
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/draft-annual-plan

You can request a printed copy of the Draft Annual Plan by phoning Customer Services 03 477 4000.

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St Clair esplanade, Dunedin

### ODT Online Thu, 31 Mar 2011
Developer sells share in hotel
By Simon Hartley
St Clair developer Stephen Chittock and Calder Stewart Property – who together built 26-room boutique St Clair Beach Resort, valued at $14 million – have parted company, with Mr Chittock retaining no stake in the award-winning hotel.

In October 2006, the area was rezoned from residential 1 to local activity 2, allowing commercial activity for small-scale businesses, retail shops, apartments and restaurants to be built as of right, without public notification. The Dunedin City Council spent more than $6 million rebuilding the Esplanade seawall and redeveloping the landscaping in 2004.

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Dunedin’s one-way system

Council acting transportation planning manager Sarah Connolly wants public input on the project, and for the council to consider what its priorities were in the area.

### ODT Online Thu, 31 Mar 2011
Major road rerouting back on agenda
By David Loughrey
A multimillion-dollar plan to reroute traffic through Dunedin is back on the agenda, and a major change to the city’s one-way system is heading the list of possibilities. The Dunedin City Council has been working with the University of Otago, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Otago Regional Council on the issue, and council staff plan to take the results of their work to councillors later this year.
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Dunedin tourism online

“What differentiates one region from another is their product, their content, and their messages.”

### ODT Online Wed, 30 Mar 2011
Stir over tourism website similarities
By Hamish McNeilly
Tourism Dunedin has rejected claims an official website promoting the city as an attractive place to visit, study, live, work and do business, has plagiarised Wellington’s official site. Chief executive Hamish Saxton said any similarities in function and navigation on the DunedinNZ.com site were a good thing, but the Wellington site was not used as a template.
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DunedinNZ.com
WellingtonNZ.com

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11.1.10 Collaboration for Dunedin’s promotional strategy
4.11.09 Lonely Planet. Dunedin rave.

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Historic preservation

### americancity.org 17 March 2011
Next American City: Buzz
Misunderstanding Historic Preservation
By Johanna Hoffman
Of all the design disciplines, historic preservation is perhaps the most misunderstood. While it’s widely accepted that architects design our buildings, and planners organise our cities, the role of preservationists merits less appreciation. Popular culture abounds with clichés of the preservation zealot – there’s the gray-haired old lady laying herself down in front of an oncoming bulldozer, the guy dedicated to rescuing decrepit buildings and saving historical artifacts, and the Not-In-My-Back-Yard types preventing economic development at every turn.
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█ Last year, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand) hosted Rypkema on a three-city tour, including Dunedin. During his visit he met with city leaders and business people; and presented public lectures at the Old BNZ in Princes St and on campus.

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Dunedin earthquake proneness 2

DCC Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy

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### ODT Online Mon, 28 Mar 2011
Quake policy prepared, owners to pay
By David Loughrey
A new policy to protect Dunedin from the ravages of a disaster such as the recent Christchurch earthquake could cost the city council more than $3 million over the next 10 years, and require significant work to put together a database of earthquake-prone buildings.
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Report – Council – 28/03/2011 (PDF, 404.9 KB, new window)
Review of Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy

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### ODT Online Tue, 29 Mar 2011
Quake proposal open for debate
By David Loughrey
Dunedin’s new earthquake policy got the go-ahead from the Dunedin City Council yesterday; now it is the turn of the public, and the building owners who may have to pay to strengthen the city’s building stock, to have their say. At a full council meeting yesterday, councillors declined to increase the level of strengthening required from 34% to 67% of new building standards, with the latter figure agreed to be outside the ability of most owners to pay.
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Shipping container art school

### inhabitat.com 5 March 2011
Architecture
APAP Shipping Container Art School
By Diane Pham
We are pleased to announce that one of our favourite architecture firms LOT-EK has just won the New York AIA Chapter Honours Award for their APAP OpenSchool in Korea. The school which was inaugurated in the summer of 2010 is an art school featuring an open-air covered amphitheatre, studios and exhibition space. Positioned over the popular Hawoon Park pedestrian walkway, along the Anyang River, the school is a welcome addition blending boldly with the tranquil surroundings and creating a salient burst of colour set against a backdrop of monotone edifices.

The criteria used by the AIA jury included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique. There were 433 entries in four categories, including 184 submissions in the architecture category alone. LOT-EK’s design for the Open School focused on activating the open space at the river edge. Set on a site that included an incredible sloping hill and extended water and rock path, the architects were provided an unmatched opportunity to create a beautiful space for visitors, spectators and actors to showcase their curious and artistic endeavors.

Constructed from 8 shipping containers carefully arranged, the program features three different and interconnected areas each evoking a different spatial experience mainly driven by the natural environment.
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