The expensive oversight, Councillor stadium proponents, if you don’t consult your own resource management planners, early.
### ODT Online Tue, 29 Nov 2011
Stadium handover hitch
By David Loughrey
But when a map of the stadium showing the various lots to be transferred was shown to councillors at the meeting, Cr Wilson said the esplanade area running from Anzac Ave alongside the Leith should be owned by the city, with full public access all the way. Instead, it appeared to be going into DVL hands.
A sliver of windswept land that snakes alongside the Water of Leith has stymied the handover of Forsyth Barr Stadium, after a surprise decision by a Dunedin City Council committee yesterday. The issue of who owns the land, and whether the public has access, resulted in an extraordinary meeting being booked for next month to resolve the situation, and left finance, strategy and development committee chairman Cr Syd Brown “frustrated” it was brought up at the last minute. But Cr Kate Wilson, who raised the concerns, said she did not realise there was a problem until she began asking questions yesterday.
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