Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

Dunedin City district plan review

A report entitled ‘Plan Review and Preparation of Second Generation District Plan’ from the City Development Manager goes to DCC’s Planning and Environment Committee today.

Report Summary:

The Dunedin City District Plan (the Plan) became operative on 3 July 2006. The Planning Policy Team (now part of the City Development Team) have been working on a programme of rolling reviews using section by section Plan evaluations and reviews followed by plan changes to make improvements and deal with any issues identified.

Over the last year and half, City Development have been undertaking an evaluation of most sections of the District Plan to scope the range of “matters” that ideally should be addressed through a plan review and plan change process.

These matters include required responses to changes to the content requirements of plans through amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991, recent National Policy Statements, changes to Regional Plans, the need to improve integration with other Council strategies, alignment with the draft Spatial Plan, provisions in the Plan that internal and external stakeholders feel are not working and major changes in planning ‘best practice’ since the Plan was first written.

The evaluations have recommended that all operative parts of the plan need changes (this excludes Harbourside).

The City Development Team had a workshop with Councillors on 15 March 2010 to discuss the need for a second generation Plan and areas for improvement to be considered in relation to current ‘best practice’.

This report seeks formal approval for the initiation of the plan review and approval to prepare and notify subsequent changes to the Plan to develop a second generation District Plan.

Report – 08/02/2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
Plan Review and Preparation of Second Generation District Plan

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Otago Museum strife

Mayor Dave Cull said he wanted it on public record the councillors appointed to the museum trust board – Crs Kate Wilson, Syd Brown and Colin Weatherall – were not there as representatives of the council; instead, their role was to do their best for the board. The council appoints one board member, a role filled by board chairman Graham Crombie.

### ODT Online Wed, 8 Feb 2012
Call to cut DCC funding for museum
By David Loughrey
Dunedin City Council critic Lyndon Weggery has called for the city to reduce its annual $3.7 million funding of the Otago Museum, claiming that would be the best way to force change at the institution. Mr Weggery, speaking at a council public forum yesterday as an individual, rather than as a member of the Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association, continued the debate over claimed problems at the museum.
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