Dunedin’s DRAFT Spatial Plan

UPDATED POST – deadline for submissions extended by one month

DCC Draft Spatial Plan Information
Public consultation closes: 13/1/2012

Spatial plans are the latest local government (or did we say LGNZ) fad, are they worth it? If not regulatory, if merely another pie-in-the-sky vision with no proper grasp of long-term sustainable economic development, what’s the point?

Are they the ticket for further property speculation that serves to redistribute wealth to the rich? — most likely. So what’s changed?

Oh, (simplistic aside) we want “more students” – WRONG, we want more highly educated top-flight researchers capable of applying their research to business development in the southern region, to create high value exports.

The Draft Spatial Plan should be vigorously pulled apart but who has the time or energy; and do we want this ‘blood’ on our hands, taking community ownership of a carefully manipulated, staff-controlled council-owned planning document?

The timing of this document before major restructuring has swept through Dunedin City Council is unfortunate.

27.10.11 DCC Media Release: Dunedin’s Future – It’s In Your Hands
The Draft Spatial Plan, ‘Dunedin Towards 2050 – a spatial plan for Dunedin’, will be considered by the Council next week before being offered to the public for comment.

Agenda – Council – 31/10/2011 (PDF, 42.9 KB)
Report – Council – 31/10/2011 (PDF, 11.2 MB) Spatial Plan

### ODT Online Fri, 28 Oct 2011
30-year city plan released
By David Loughrey
A new planning document for Dunedin could bring about major changes to the face of the city, as planners look at ways to deal with an expected extra 7600 residential units needed by 2031. The city’s “spatial” plan, which Dunedin City Council staff have been working on for the past year, is expected to help deal with everything from an ageing population, rising oil prices, global warming and new medical and engineering business clusters.

Council chief executive Paul Orders said the spatial plan recommended a “distributed development” model for the city, with the majority of development occurring on land “already urban in nature”. As well as urban consolidation, “some careful expansion of out-lying townships is provided for”.

The council will run a series of public information sessions between November 10 and 17, before a submission period as part of consultation between November 2 and [January 13].

Mayor Dave Cull yesterday released the 114-page document, which will go before the council on Monday for approval.
Read more

Key issues (via ODT)
• Future housing: 7600 residential units needed by 2031, ageing population needing smaller homes, more students.
• Infrastructure: Ensure efficient, cost-effective water and waste systems, community facilities and services.
• Natural hazards: Avoid development in areas subject to flooding or instability.
• Natural environment: Protect productive rural land and biodiversity.
• Global challenges: Future-proof against rising fuel prices, avoid developing in low-lying areas.
• Economy: Support successful business clusters in tertiary-medical precinct, and harbourside, and “creative” cluster south of Octagon.
• Heritage and character: Underused heritage buildings, need to be maintained.
• Centres: Support central city as attractive place to work, live and play, protect current hierarchy of centres.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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59 responses to “Dunedin’s DRAFT Spatial Plan

  1. Peter

    I live in the Russell St area mentioned for being one of the areas for being rezoned, medium density housing. I’m open to this possibility, but what exactly is ‘medium density’? I know it must be something between hectares of quarter acre sections and blocks of high rise flats, but how potentially could such an area look like? My only concern is if it is not done well, the area could look like a dog’s breakfast though I concede some may think it already does look like that.

    • Elizabeth

      All I will say Peter, is that DCC staff promoting the spatial plan are DESIGNERS, bigtime, and have no idea how incredibly damaging their overview mapping ideas are to the maintenance and protection of Dunedin’s residential built heritage. And that’s why the so-called DRAFT spatial plan for Dunedin gives me untold grief, and has from the start. I won’t say more at this stage, other than to ask the question, who is the spatial plan really for? Answer: the building industry sector which DCC seems to think should be the driver of “economic development”. Yeah right. So much BS.

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    There is in my opinion a big vacancy for no-plan planning, where the people affected* have plenty of notification and can discuss the matter thoroughly. Guidelines yes. Definite do-nots based on what is unhealthy, but there are already rules about discharge of sewage and by-products of manufacturing so how about more can-do leave it up to people to make up their own minds, eh? More can-do!

    *example: the vile Mitre Mega orange blot on the landscape that affects people a very long way, measured in city blocks, from the building itself.

    There is no reason not to open up the process of area use to wide ongoing consultation via computer instead of the occasional notice in the Public Notices columns of the paper. Get up to date, DCC! This would allow breaches of permitted construction, that now get passed retrospectively if the perp is of sufficient importance, to be dobbed in before they go too far.

    • Elizabeth

      The Draft Spatial Plan is not the Dunedin City District Plan – they are two very different animals, and should not be confused as to intended purpose and use.

      As a result of public consultation on the DSP, there may well be changes put out for public consultation on the DCDP (see formal plan change process).

      It’s easy. If you suspect a property is undergoing non consented changes, call Dunedin City Council on 03 4774000 to report your concerns – or email Customer Services dcc@dcc.govt.nz , or visit DCC’s Contact Us webpage for options http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/contact-us

      To keep up with notified and non notified consenting processes the onus is on the individual to stay up to date with information the DCC publishes or has available on request.

  3. • Natural environment: Protect productive rural land and biodiversity.

    Is a joke. Council performance on the Taieri so far has been bad to say the least when it comes to where things can or should be built.

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    What’s the difference? I mean, why (purpose) the difference , where do they diverge and where do they overlap – a sketch in short simple words for simple minds, please :)

    • Elizabeth

      Read and become familiar with the introductory chapters of both plan documents, the answer is contained therein – also visit DCC’s advocacy statements for both available at their website; and DCC’s media release for the draft spatial plan (link at this post, top of thread). Too nice a day to re-write DCC’s essays…

  5. Grethe

    Do you never get tired of your own cynicism. Before you criticise maybe take the time to read the document first. A number of people in Dunedin gave up there time to be involved in the thinking that is included in the document, it is not something just dreamed up by staff as you accuse.
    Spatial Plans are not some fad of LGNZ (your ignorance is showing). If you knew anything about urban planning you would realise that they have been common and best practice in most parts of the world since the 1970s and hark back to the days of traditional city planning.
    Instead of just trashing this document and process because you tarnish anything that comes from the DCC with the same brush, take the time to read it first and hold back the urge to nit pick and just look for things to disagree with. Your group has the potential, for once, to provide some positive and helpful feedback not just continue to unfairly insult hard working, passionate and dedicated DCC staff who care as much about the city as you claim to but are actually prepared to come up with real ideas and put them on the table for discussion. I don’t think you realise that there are real people at the other end of your slander and your comments are not helpful to anyone.

    {What if? Dunedin… thanks any DCC “manager” for their emotionally-charged comment through this medium. If you’re not open to criticism what’s the point of public consultation? -Eds}

  6. Hype O'Thermia

    Grethe, take a moment to ponder on where this cynicism came from. Spatial plans are not the only things that have been around since the 1970s.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Tue, 1 Nov 2011
      Draft spatial gets council nod
      By David Loughrey
      Dunedin’s latest planning document got the seal of approval at a full city council meeting yesterday. The draft spatial plan could help bring about major changes to the face of the city, and is a response to issues the council has identified as needing to be dealt with for the city’s future.
      Read more

      • Elizabeth

        Grethe, What if? Dunedin… is a privately owned independent website with two co-authors – this is explained in our pages. There is no group-affiliative attached to the site’s administration. Thanks for following – your comment is capable of raising views but let me say the whole site as a valuable archive is raising views. Views received from 1 Jan to 30 Sept 2010 have increased by 27,000 in the corresponding period this year.

        When all is said and done, some of us love ‘your’ council some of the time. Somebody’s got to love DCC, right? Perhaps, that’s why we have a new chief executive charged with “transformation” of the organisation (staff / staff culture) on his watch.

        Two points of weakness on your own watch, you’ll agree, have been the Stadium project and Plan Change 7 – Harbourside.

        I suppose everybody could overlook those in a charitable moment. No?

        • Elizabeth

          ### ch9.co.nz October 31, 2011 – 6:47pm
          Vision for the city’s future
          The Dunedin City Council discussed a vision for the city’s next 40 years this afternoon. The comprehensive document has been many months in the making, and is a road map for our piece of the world up to 2050.

  7. pat adamson

    Recently I believe one of our young City Councillors suggested skateboards should be allowed on the footpath. A friend was telling me today that an elderly disabled neighbour went into town to see his lawyer. Walking is difficult for him because of bad knees. Suddenly a skateboarder came tearing down the footpath and over he went, the boarder carried on laughing as he left the old man on the ground. Some workmen came to his aid as he was unable to get up because of his disability, they gathered most of his papers that he was carrying for which he was extremely grateful. But is this what Dunedin wants ? For any of us who have difficulty walking skateboards are a nightmare as often they don’t slow down and move all over the place.

    • Elizabeth

      pat – that would be Cr Jinty MacTavish, I believe. Wish we knew who the skateboarder was. The pedestrian footpaths are NO place for skateboarders, or lazy cyclists either.

  8. Hype O'Thermia

    Skateboarders are currently supposed to use the road not the footpath but there is no requirement on them to display lights. I am not sure why people must be allowed to use skateboards on roads OR footpaths when there are other users – cars, pedestrians. Cannot they be subject to the old-fashioned rule about playing on the road – by all means do it but get out of the way in a hurry when intended users come along? Yes, skateboards are a form of transport, but not a necessary one and in particular it is not necessary to use them carelessly. Comparison: a racing car. Even if it is a road-legal car there is no automatic right to drive it the way it would be driven when competing at a motor racing venue.

  9. Elizabeth

    This week’s public launch (by mayoral invitation) of the Draft Spatial Plan will be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium’s Heartland Hotels Suite (level 4), 130 Anzac Avenue.

    If the city council intends to schedule other public events at the stadium, this will preclude a number of local residents attending, morally and ethically.

    • Elizabeth

      The 30-year timescale of the spatial plan pretty much coincides with DCC’s timeframe of crippling debt, resulting in an increasing impost on ratepayers and residents – this doesn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere. One cannot be seen without the other. To this extent the talking up of the spatial plan is both immoral and ethically repugnant.

      ### ODT Online Thu, 10 Nov 2011
      ‘Special’ Dunedin seen in new plan
      By Chris Morris

      The council’s 114-page draft spatial plan was unveiled to media last month. It recommends a “distributed development” model restricting most development to land already zoned urban, coupled with some careful expansion of outlying townships.

      Dunedin’s potential to become a global leader as a great small city could be unlocked by an ambitious piece of paperwork. That was the message from Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders as he and Mayor Dave Cull presented the council’s draft spatial plan to about 100 people at a public forum in the Forsyth Barr Stadium last night. The draft is aimed at providing a planning framework to guide the city’s development over the next 30 years. Public consultation opened last week and will continue until November 17.
      Read more

  10. So is council paying the stadium for usage for these meetings?

    • Elizabeth

      That question entered my head too, wirehunt – the name “Heartland Hotels Suite” made me laugh, how Las Vegas is that ??!!
      Next thing, the stadium will be full of pokie machines to fund ORFU and The Highlanders – any spare change left over can go to reducing DCC’s debt.
      Fubar, den of iniquity… has a ring to it. Perhaps I meant inequity.

  11. Hype O'Thermia

    I expect it’s a way to “prove” that the Fubar is really, really useful, a true asset that even anti-progressive naysaying Dunedin ratepayers will come to appreciate and wonder “How ever did we manage without it?”

  12. Hype O'Thermia

    I think paying takes at present 2nd place to demonstrating its usefulness so that it can be said later, the Fubar was used by the community umpty-eleven times in the last xyz months …
    … so yaa-boo sucks to youse fullas and fulla-esses who said it would only be used for rugby.

    • Elizabeth

      Yeah, probably. Sounds an awful lot like a Greater Dunedin scam to me: “Let’s make it work.”

      Sucks. “It’s already broke.”

  13. Hype O'Thermia

    Wow, politicians keeping a promise. Be honest, Elizabeth – you feel it too – it’s a rich warm trustin’ experience … isn’t it?

    • Elizabeth

      Laughs out loud :D

      • Elizabeth

        Now, about a little pocket of space and brain cells within Dunedin…the University of Otago! Otherwise known as the urban design problem that won’t go away in the North end, reinforced by the Campus Master Plan – the recipe for disaster overlaid on the existing (lack of urban planning) disaster.

        Firstly –

        ### ODT Online Mon, 7 Nov 2011
        Ire over fires in student quarter
        By Debbie Porteous
        The Fire Service has condemned the behaviour of people who lit dozens of rubbish fires in the student quarter on Saturday, during what is traditionally one of the Fire Service’s busiest nights of the year. There were 31 callouts to the student quarter in North Dunedin between 7pm on Saturday and 7am yesterday, accounting for about a quarter of all fires reported in the South Island this Guy Fawkes night.
        Read more

        Secondly –

        ### ODT Online Tue, 8 Nov 2011
        Stars align for fiery night
        By Debbie Porteous
        The University of Otago says it is “very disappointed” with the fire-lighting behaviour of students in Dunedin on Saturday night, and blamed it on a “dangerous combination” of circumstances that in the past have also heralded problem weekends.
        Read more

        Of course, the only person that sounds good through all of this is straight-speaking Brendan Nally, NZFS East Otago area manager.

  14. Hype O'Thermia

    Yes but if there aren’t lots and lots of projects for 30 years and they stick to the bare essentials wouldn’t rather a lot of the DCC’s Fancy Idea Comer-Uppers be surplus to requirements?

  15. Hype O'Thermia

    Sub-sets of stakeholders…….

    • Elizabeth

      The Tertiary Campus Area needs a major urban design intervention – was there one in the draft spatial plan for Dunedin, hahaha.

      ### ODT Online Fri, 11 Nov 2011
      Student fires near 2007 level
      By Debbie Porteous
      The number of nuisance fires in North Dunedin’s student quarter is rapidly returning to 2007 levels, when problems with unruly student behaviour were at their height. Fire Service records show that up to Monday it had attended 207 minor fires in North Dunedin this year. That is 76 more than all of last year (131 fires), and only 43 fewer than were recorded in 2007 (250 fires), the year the University of Otago introduced a code of conduct and started its own million-dollar security team, Campus Watch.
      Read more

      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Mon, 14 Nov 2011
        End of exams gets students fired up
        By Ellie Constantine
        Firefighters took a proactive approach to their job and dampened the spirits – and property – of North Dunedin potential pyromaniacs on Saturday night. Willowbank station personnel attended 14 rubbish and couch fires, and Dunedin Central one, in North Dunedin over the evening, which Station Officer Murray Little put down to “end of exam excitement”.
        Read more

        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Mon, 14 Nov 2011
          DCC urges householders to have say on changes
          By David Loughrey
          Thousands of Dunedin people have been urged to get involved in a process that could result in changes to planning rules for their neighbourhoods. The Dunedin City Council has sent about 6000 letters to people across the city whose homes fall within areas identified in the city’s draft spatial plan, or growth strategy, released last month.
          Read more

        • Elizabeth

          We hear:

          The draft spatial plan has capture by property development interests wishing to increase their local stake in rural residential subdivision, aided by council planners (and their pro-development maps), the Mayor, and one or two specific councillors who favour “farm parks” (their names are completely obvious). If true, that’s not the end of it.

          Rural properties that are currently too small to build a house(s) on have long been earmarked by developers; these exist throughout the Dunedin City’s rural land area and, gosh, are handsomely assisted by ‘flexible’ wording of the spatial plan.

          If you’re against rural sprawl, and New Zealand’s increasing divide between rich and poor cultivated by property speculation (given DCC seems future-bent on attracting, joke, wealthy life-stylers to the rural climes so that they might, joke, school their kids here, at the same time make massive business investment here, joke…) – there is no trickle down? – then it’s a very good idea to check out the text and maps of the draft spatial plan and make a strong submission before the closing date in December, to get the spatial plan reworded, re-mapped, and clauses deleted.

          Otherwise we will, too late, be dealing with the regulatory via changes to the district plan.

          The period of submissions is incredibly short given the implications of the 100+ page spatial plan document. What is sustainability…

          We’ll get past the rumours and work to point out crock clauses and items for debate shortly.

        • Elizabeth

          Some kind of heritage zone needed to be set up at the site, to make it safe from any development or earthmoving.

          ### ODT Online Tue, 22 Nov 2011
          Value of Harbour Cone ‘unparalleled’
          By David Loughrey
          A visiting United States archaeologist has labelled Harbour Cone a world-class area that needs to be studied and protected, as the Dunedin City Council sits to consider the management of the land. New York State Museum curator of historical archaeology Emeritus Prof Charles E. Orser jun visited the site as part of a field trip during last week’s Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology annual conference in the city.
          Read more

        • Elizabeth

          No surprises; rumoured by elected representatives a couple of weeks ago.

          ### ch9.co.nz November 25, 2011 – 6:22pm
          DCC to extend the consultation period around its spatial plan
          The Dunedin City Council has extended the consultation period around its spatial plan. Submissions were to close on December 13th, however the council is citing overwhelming public interest as the reason for adding a month to the period. DCC City Development Manager, Anna Johnson says many people have asked the council for more time to discuss it with their families over the holidays.
          Ch9 Link

          The deadline for submissions has been extended to 13 January 2012 at 5pm.

        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Tue, 10 Jan 2012
          Taking a look at the negatives and positives in Mosgiel
          By Ellie Constantine
          Mosgiel’s climate and library are good, but its traffic and swimming pool are bad, residents say. East Taieri Church community facilitator Joy Davis has spent the past 18 months talking with Mosgiel groups and organisations, such as Plunket and Age Concern, and conducting a public survey on the area. Two key questions were asked via the postcard survey: “What do you like best about Mosgiel?” and “What do you like least about Mosgiel?”
          Read more

        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Mon, 13 Feb 2012
          DCC spatial plan hearing begins today
          By David Loughrey
          More than 100 people will appear before the Dunedin City Council to speak to their submissions on the draft spatial plan, after 214 were received. They will cover issues from heritage to housing and the harbour, before a hearings committee of Mayor Dave Cull and eight councillors.
          Read more

  16. Hype O'Thermia

    Meanwhile, let’s get overheated about the protesters in the Octagon. I think it’s called displacement activity.

  17. Hype O'Thermia

    My thanks go out to those who still make submissions to the DCC’s various “consultations”. I did it for years and turned up to speak to my submissions, taking the opportunity to verbally precis my written submissions and add further examples and enlargements on the matters I had written. I imagined that councillors had read the submissions and understood them: they didn’t need me reading aloud to them. In the end I have given up. It took quite a lot of thinking and writing time to express the things I thought need saying (and thinking about by them too) but it became obvious that these exercises were a big fat nothing. Presumably submissions that said “Great plan, you’re doing a fantastic job, go right ahead with whatever you from time to time think is a good scheme” were taken as the word of right-thinkers. Conversely challenges to dumb money-wasting things that wouldn’t work, could be done well for half the price, or otherwise fell well short of intelligent governance were from “anti-progress rent-a-mob nay-sayers” and could be dozed through by the few councillors who had [been assigned attendance duty?] turned up to the hearing that day.
    Not so much hearings as earrings – for appearance only.

  18. Calvin Oaten

    Hype; I experienced the same things in times past. In fact, I was left somewhat humiliated by the experience. The panels were without exception totally disinterested (their option of course) to the point of rudeness. It convinced me that councillors are not encouraged to think, but rather to endorse policy as set before them by the bureaucrats. No more classical example could be than the John Wilson Drive fiasco.

  19. Peter

    I’d say those remaining have had to pay for their rudeness to you, Calvin, over the last few years! Keep up the good work.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ch9.co.nz February 13, 2012 – 6:25pm
      The DCC start [draft] Spatial Plan hearings
      The Dunedin City Council began Spatial Plan hearings today, in a series of meetings expected to take up the remainder of the week. The President of the Otago Chamber of Commerce, Peter McIntyre, read a submission which advocated to keep future developments within the city.

      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Tue, 14 Feb 2012
        First residents submit on draft spatial plan
        By David Loughrey
        The day’s first submission was from Larry Nichvolodov, who had come to Dunedin from Canada, bought a home in City Rise, and wanted the plan to help keep the “character” of the area. He hoped reuse of heritage buildings could be pushed in the plan, and urged the committee not to allow high-density housing in the city.[…] He said he had insulated his home as he made improvements, which had increased the temperature inside by up to 5%.
        Read more

  20. Calvin Oaten

    Otago Chamber of Commerce advocates “keeping future developments within the city.” Thank goodness for that! Did he think there was a risk of developments taking place outside the city? Well of course there are. Auckland for a start. If this is indicative of our leadership God help us. For sure the DCC won’t.

  21. Hype O'Thermia

    Imagine it as an old sign hanging on a once proud building that now houses dog-eared 2nd hand paperbacks and incongruous piles of slightly chipped restaurant crockery.
    D _AFT SPAzI__ PLONkers
    I deplore vandalism. don’t you?

    • Elizabeth

      DCC should defer on the spatial plan, the same way it manages indebtedness – it all seems a bit rushed like Harland. This is the true measure of council business – keep spending on glory. The city will be saved by a housing boom. Although, I think it was supposed to be saved by a stadium, and that in turn by student orientation since no stars followed Elton. And we’ve not tasted oil.

  22. Calvin Oaten

    Oh I don’t know Elizabeth. We are seeing the ‘dinkum oil’ being displayed daily in the ministrations of our esteemed councillors. It constantly lubricates the manipulations and obfuscations of the bureaucracy as it continuously ‘bamboozles’ the elected body into acceding to the aspirations and their wishes. You see, Elizabeth, I am now thinking and talking like a bureaucrat. Catching isn’t it?

    • Elizabeth

      Calvin, you speak capture like a tinned sardine. Not in spring water, since that’s needed to stave off banks.

      • Elizabeth

        The people are committing suicide by the council staff’s hand. Open up some of our best residential heritage assets to robber baron developers. Don’t even think there will be good design happening anywhere to mitigate this laying waste. Swear words. Given the state of the NZ economy who can afford new housing anyway, to own or rent – the already comfortable, meaning the poor will be rissoled out to live en masse on the flooded flats. That’s what we love best about DCC – NOT A DOG GONE CLUE.

        ### ch9.co.nz February 14, 2012 – 6:30pm
        DCC Spatial Plan Hearings day two
        On the second day of the Dunedin City Council’s Spatial Plan Hearings, submissions regarding the concentrated distribution option are gaining the most support. And the Director of the Methodist Mission, Laura Black, submitted a recommendation which voiced concern about the potential of sea level rise.

  23. Calvin Oaten

    Watched the video. Saw it on Channel 9. I love the earnestness and gesticulating of arms of Mayor Cull and Kate Wilson. You could almost believe that they understand what they are saying. It all sort of tied in with Laura Black’s comments, which reminds me of the old joke about the Israelites, when they found themselves floundering up to their chins in a sea of urine. All that could be heard was the chanting of: “don’t make waves, don’t make waves, don’t make ….’

  24. Hype O'Thermia

    Re Kate Wilson, from Fbook I survived the Otago Museum
    I survived the Otago Museum: Kate Wilson defending Shim’s salary
    Museum Trustboard Defends Ceos Salary Package
    Christy Ballard: What is Kate Wilson thinking?
    Andrew Sparrow: Kate Wilson is not in a position where she is able to say anything else. What she is ‘thinking’ however is less clear. Shim doesn’t have the same leverage over her thoughts as he does over her actions.
    Audrey Ross: she doesn’t even sound like she believes what she is saying.

    She’s coming across like a good old boy these days, isn’t she…… Been drinking the water round the council table, methinks.

    {Comment copied to relevant thread. -Eds}

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODR Online Wed, 15 Feb 2012
      Wide range of opinions offered on spatial plan
      By David Loughrey
      The second day of the Dunedin City Council’s spatial plan hearings again brought more than 30 submitters with a diverse range of opinions to the council table. […] Yesterday’s submissions came from groups including the city’s community boards, the Southern District Health Board, the Department of Conservation and Cadbury.

      John Bellamy, of the Otago Peninsula Community Board, said it had been difficult to engage residents in the spatial plan, when many “had no understanding of the term or its purpose”.

      Read more

      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Fri, 17 Feb 2012
        Many good submissions on city’s spatial plan, says Cull
        By David Loughrey
        Four days of submissions on the city’s spatial plan finished yesterday, and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said there were plenty of areas of interest to consider when deliberations begin this morning.
        Read more

        • Elizabeth

          Channel 9 (video)
          DCC considers large retail outlets for the city’s future
          February 28, 2012 – 6:20pm

        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Thu, 1 Mar 2012
          New retail outlets may be ‘tipping point’
          By David Loughrey
          New pizza and liquor outlets could soon be built in Andersons Bay Rd in South Dunedin, despite the area’s industrial zoning. A resource consent application has been lodged to develop three stand-alone commercial activities: GJ Gardner Homes; Hell Pizza and Thirsty Liquor. The site, at the corner of Andersons Bay Rd and Strathallan St, is on the same block in which a Mad Butcher store is expected to open by the end of April.
          Read more

        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Sun, 11 Mar 2012
          Dunedin spatial plan to be ‘tweaked’
          Dunedin’s spatial plan will be “tweaked” by city council staff before going back for final sign-off in about a month. Mayor Dave Cull said during days of deliberation last week, councillors had considered submissions “page by page”, and would now advise staff on the changes they wanted.
          Read more

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