Otago Regional Council + Dunedin buses

“We want to gauge the degree to which the community understand our role and how well they rate the services we deliver.” –Peter Bodeker

### ODT Online Thu, 10 Apr 2014
ORC to survey public
A phone and internet survey is to be undertaken to find out how much people know about the Otago Regional Council. A telephone survey of 900 people by Tauranga-based Key Research Group this month will be complemented by one on the council’s website. Council chief executive Peter Bodeker said the survey was the first of its kind for the council, which in the past had only surveyed its resource consent survey applicants.
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### ODT Online Thu, 10 Apr 2014
Hawkins reveals ORC discussing city buses
By Chris Morris
The Otago Regional Council appears set to consider handing responsibility for Dunedin’s public transport network to the Dunedin City Council. However, ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead fired a shot across the bow of Dunedin’s City councillor Aaron Hawkins for prematurely revealing the move yesterday. Cr Hawkins, in a message posted on Facebook, announced the ORC would meet next Wednesday to consider ”a proposal to formally offer governance of public transport to the Dunedin City Council”.
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Dunedin buses [buswatchnz.blogspot.co.nz]Can DCC afford to take on loss-making bus services?

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6 responses to “Otago Regional Council + Dunedin buses

  1. John P.Evans, concerned citizen

    This is a step towards merging the DCC with the ORC.

    If you want to get a handle on what that means for you, check out the increased rates in Auckland which has amalgamated and in particular Auckland CC debt levels since amalgamation.

  2. The financial implications of a transfer would result in the city council having to collect transport rates, estimated to be $3.2 million this coming financial year.

    ### ODT Online Tue, 15 Apr 2014
    Bus service transfer may include Q’town
    By Rebecca Fox
    If the Otago Regional Council decides to transfer its public transport responsibilities to the Dunedin City Council, its transport role in Queenstown could be up for discussion as well. Tomorrow, the regional council will discuss whether its public transport function fits more appropriately with the Dunedin City Council and, if so, it will agree to approach the city council with an offer to transfer the function and its planning and operational functions, possibly by the end of the year.
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  3. Today ORC decided to offer the bus system to DCC to control, if DCC wants it. Apparently, DCC hired a consultant to advise on this ‘potential’.

    Waiting for the Ch39 Link (of Mr Woodhead talking excitedly…).

    ### dunedintv.co.nz April 16, 2014 – 8:05pm
    ORC votes to hand over control of the public transport system
    Dunedin public transport could soon be the sole responsibility of the Dunedin City Council. The Otago Regional Council today voted to hand control of the system to the DCC – if the city chooses to take it. But despite giving control away, councillors are adamant there are no problems with the system. Rather, they say, the DCC has more to offer.

    • How soon will DCC lose money on the buses if when it takes control. This is the city council not the regional council we’re talking about. DCC duffers in business.

  4. Elizabeth

    Further references to DCC taking over the Dunedin bus system in Comments to this post:

    7.5.14 DCC Draft Annual Plan 2014/15 hearings

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