Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

Ownership and management of the Dunedin Town Hall complex, incorporating Municipal Chambers

Comment – Calvin Oaten
Submitted on 2012/02/06 at 1:07 pm

The Skeggs Gallery, last time I saw it was in the Municipal Building. As I also understand it, that building was built and owned by the DCC, and by extension the citizens. Have they established stratified titles in that building? If so, how come there has been no public notification of that intent? Indeed, is there any documentation of council approving of that process? If the answer is no to all of those questions, then how can part of the whole be said to be sold? Even if it is ostensibly to a CCO. Something very peculiar seems to be going on here, and it does not look to be to the citizens’ advantage. And they think there is disfunction in Christchurch. Link

See thread for related comments:
Davies “in the middle of a conversation” – how to fudge DVML, DCC, ORFU and Highlanders

6.2.12 ODT Online Venue subsidy plan

Report – FSD – 09/02/2012 (PDF, 96.9 KB)
Community Access to DVML Facilities

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Architecture, Construction, DCC, DVML, Economics, Heritage, People, Politics, Project management, Property, Site

DCC: LTP 2012/22 Draft Financial Strategy

A meeting of the Council’s Finance, Strategy and Development Committee is set down for 9 February 2012 [Agenda].

Report – FSD – 09/02/2012 (PDF, 199.9 KB)
LTP 2012/22 Draft Financial Strategy

From the report summary:

“Amendments to the Local Government Act in 2011 brought in a requirement for a Financial Strategy to be part of the Draft Long Term [Council Community] Plan. A Financial Strategy must make certain disclosures about population growth, infrastructure expenditures and any other significant factors. Subsequent Annual Reports then must disclose the extent to which compliance with the Strategy was achieved and explain variances.

“The Financial Strategy requires a statement in the LTP that quantifies the limits on rates, rate increases and borrowing. In the same statement the Council has to assess its ability to maintain service levels and meet additional demands within the rates limits previously stated.”

Disclosures? This is unheard of at Dunedin City Council. How much will be left off the public record this time? Another Athol Stephens sleight of hand?

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under DCC, DCHL, Economics, Politics, Project management