Much hoo-haa over a very expensive community pool.
Who pays for it.
Andrew Whiley probably loves former Greater Dunedin candidate Irene Mosley (Taieri Community Facilities Trust aka Pooling Together) who appears to support taking major projects off DCC to project manage privately….
[Carisbrook Stadium Trust tricks].
Or, does the mayoral and council hopeful love – So Much – For Votes – the residential developers carving up Taieri paddocks with bunker-style housing on cul-de-sacs, who might or might not say no to a ‘greater Dunedin’ rates-funded pool complex over their back fence. Dunno.
Would Professional Rugby rather its own pool complex at the Logan Park sport and recreation hub ?? Since Mosgiel is far flung, and all that’s really needed is an upgrade to the township’s existing pool !!
Now, about targeted rates for the Taieri Area population to afford their Expensive Four-Pool Complex.
What Should happen.
Consider very carefully who you rate when voting.
█ For more, enter the terms *mosgiel*, *taieri* and *pool* in the search box at right.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.
DCC wrote the PROPOSED 2GP for rob-the-poor DEVELOPERS, so TAKE THE COUNCIL TO COURT —doesn’t get more simple than this.
At last Monday’s Council meeting Mayor Cull said the [PROPOSED] 2GP had “acceptance” —given the document hadn’t been publicly notified at that date (September 21) WHY WAS HE LYING ?!
### dunedintv.co.nz Fri, 25 Sep 2015 DCC’s next generation plan to have significant repercussions
The Dunedin City Council is tackling some contentious issues as part of its next generation plan. The plan will have significant repercussions for land owners and developers. But before any decisions are made, staff are keen to hear from the public. Ch39 Link
And now an advertising message from an old BDSM expert:
39 Dunedin Television Published on Sep 25, 2015
DCC’s next generation plan to have significant repercussions
Two videos, in case (DCC thinks) your children want to make a submission:
Dunedin City Council Uploaded on Jul 28, 2015 What is a District Plan?
Dunedin City Council Uploaded on Jul 28, 2015 How might the 2GP affect my House?
The following has been annotated.
Dunedin City Council – Media Release
[PROPOSED] 2GP released for public submissions
This item was published on 25 Sep 2015
A framework for the sustainable management of Dunedin’s natural and physical resources is out for public feedback. For the past three years, the Dunedin City Council has been working on a review of the District Plan. This review has produced the PROPOSED Second Generation Dunedin City District Plan (2GP), which has a new set of zones and rules for the city. These proposed new rules for what you can do on your land and how it can be developed have been released today for public submissions.
[NOTE, DCC does not say in the PROPOSED 2GP how your land and property holdings can be “sustainably managed” and how their values and significance – including heritage significance – can be retained and enhanced for future generations in the Heritage City and Rural Districts. No, DCC says “developed” and that is the very brunt of the “1600 pages of rules, policies and supporting information” wrought by motherfucker overpaid deskhugger policy planners and stipend-stealing unemployable political no-hopers that sit on the present council. “Let’s do property speculation,” they say – because they don’t know of any other way to boost the domestic economy – certainly not through IP, product and service development For Export, they’re way too thick for that. Their only skill has been, and is, to steal from ratepayers —thereby placing ratepayers (the aging population) into extreme debt to the three big banks. The house of cards what blows itself down.]
Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says the community has been involved in preparing the [PROPOSED] 2GP and there has already been a lot of discussion with residents about what the new plan should contain. The process of community engagement began as part of developing the Spatial Plan for Dunedin, which was adopted in September 2012. “This is a crucial document which aims to encourage appropriate development in the right locations while protecting the features and amenities that residents hold dear. With the [PROPOSED] 2GP we aim to produce a more streamlined document which is easier to use and gives greater clarity and certainty about what activities and development can be carried out and where that can happen. Where possible, we want to reduce the need for resource consents and minimise the costs of the consent process.”
[Roll on the non-notified consents which fail to fairly identify and notify all affected parties and interested parties (COMMUNITY RIGHTS) to resource consent applications that could irreversibly change those parties’ lives and the consequent value of their assets, not in a good way.]
[The PROPOSED 2GP is not about Sustainable Management and Protection. Should we tell DCC how many Court Appeals are about to slap it in the face: unsustainably for DCC.]
Mr Cull says the [PROPOSED] 2GP also strengthens strategic policies, which look at aspects such as spatial planning and city-wide issues. It also improves how effective rules are and responds to emerging issues such as natural hazards and households wanting on-site energy generation.
[BDSM expert] DCC Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair …. says, “I really encourage people to get involved and give us their feedback. If you have questions about what the proposed changes mean, or want to get accurate information [What planet is the BDSM expert on ?] or check out what you may have heard, staff at our [PROPOSED] 2GP drop-in centre will be able to help.”
[One of Jim Harland’s ‘darlings’] DCC City Development Manager …. says the ultimate goal of the [PROPOSED] 2GP is the sustainable management of Dunedin’s natural and physical resources. “The [PROPOSED] 2GP has been prepared over several phases. At each step we have asked stakeholders [A LARGE NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED AS, OR TRUSTED AS, STAKEHOLDERS, DCC – THESE PEOPLE YOU DELIBERATELY DECIDED TO ALIENATE AND AVOID] and the wider community [DITTO, DCC] to identify issues and consider options.”
There have also been two main community consultations as part of the development of the [PROPOSED] 2GP:
● Issues and Options (November 2012 – March 2013)
● Preferred Options (August 2013 – September 2013 and June 2014 – September 2014 for natural hazard provisions).
“As part of the process, we have worked with reference groups and held informal consultation with key stakeholders, organisations and individuals [DCC, YOU HAVE PICKED OFF THE WEAK AND GULLIBLE AND THOSE YOU WANTED TO MANIPULATE OR SERVE FINANCIALLY; YOU HAVE DELIBERATELY MISSED CONSULTATION WITH CERTAIN OTHERS WHO ARE, WOOPS, PERCEIVED AS TROUBLE]. We are now at the notification and submissions stage where the process moves to formal consultation.” [Rather, this is where the process moves to private Legal Action, to protect citizen rights]
█ The [PROPOSED] 2GP is open for public submissions from Saturday, 26 September until 5pm, Tuesday, 24 November. [Two months, NOT LONG – HEAR THE BULLDOZERS COMING]
█ The [PROPOSED] 2GP, which has about 1600 pages of rules, policies and supporting information, has been prepared as an electronic plan and is most easily viewed online at www.2gp.dunedin.govt.nz. Printed copies will also be available for inspection at the [PROPOSED] 2GP drop-in centre at 11 George Street, Dunedin and at Dunedin Public Libraries and Service Centres.
█ At the drop-in centre, staff will be available from Monday to Friday to answer questions about the [PROPOSED] 2GP and show you how to make a submission. Community workshops will also be held.
The DCC is required to follow a formal process in terms of submissions and the next steps, such as hearings. More information on this is available on the [PROPOSED] 2GP website. How long it takes to fully replace the current District Plan depends on the number and nature of appeals. The first set of changes could be in place by mid 2016 if there are no opposing submissions.
In summary, here are some of the key proposed changes.
The [PROPOSED] 2GP:
● [THINK BIG, oh noes] includes a new strategic directions section that sets out key issues for the city, ‘big picture’ outcomes to be achieved, and sets up the plan’s zoning and other methods
● makes it easier to carry out earthquake strengthening of heritage buildings and easier to add and alter heritage buildings [Danger Danger AVOID Best Practice Conservation Practice – turn everything into Disneyland and fake facades] so they can be re-used
● [THIS IS FUCKING CRIMINAL] includes two new residential heritage precincts (Queen Street and Arthur Street areas) and a reduction in the area of commercial heritage precincts
● [THIS DESTROYS THE BALANCE OF GREEN SPACE IN OLDER RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS AND THERE ARE NO HERITAGE GUIDELINES OR DESIGN GUIDELINES TO GUARD EXISTING CHARACTER AND HERITAGE VALUES] makes it easier to build family flats in most zones to provide more housing options for extended families, particularly in response to an ageing population
● [MORE NEGLIGENCE] includes new rules to enable smaller events to be held, and many public amenities to be built, without the need for resource consent
● [THIS DESTROYS THE BALANCE OF GREEN SPACE IN OLDER RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS AND THERE ARE NO HERITAGE GUIDELINES OR DESIGN GUIDELINES TO GUARD EXISTING CHARACTER AND HERITAGE VALUES] includes nine new medium density areas (of 24 in total), where development density can be increased (changing from the current restriction of one dwelling per 500m2 site to enabling more than one residential unit per site over 400m2 at a density of one bedroom per 45m2)
● changes to fence height rules along boundaries with roads and reserves to maintain a visual connection with these spaces to improve safety and maintain amenity values
● reduces some on-site car parking requirements for residential properties and other activities so people have more choice in how much car parking is needed
● [THIS DESTROYS THE BALANCE OF GREEN SPACE IN OLDER RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS AND THERE ARE NO HERITAGE GUIDELINES OR DESIGN GUIDELINES TO GUARD EXISTING CHARACTER AND HERITAGE VALUES] allows garages and carports to be built in the front yards of houses, with some limitations, rather than always requiring a resource consent
● identifies some new coastal and other landscape management areas where there would be limits around the new buildings that can be constructed
● [DCC HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SOUTH DUNEDIN, DCC IS PATRONISING] includes new hazard management areas, where it is proposed to manage development to better protect people and property from natural hazard events.
Contact City Development Manager [Anna Johnson] [deliver a complete earful, then sue] on 477 4000.
█ The exhibition closes on Sunday, 27 September 2015.
EXHIBITION NOTICE Archives New Zealand Dunedin Regional Office currently has an exhibition on display, until 16 October 2015, featuring the Testimonial presented by the citizens of Dunedin to the Dunedin Volunteer Fire Brigade to thank them for all their work in the fires of early 1865. Also on display, there are archives showing the work of the Dunedin Sanitary Commission, about the conversion of the Exhibition Building for the Dunedin Hospital and a proposal for new Provincial Government Buildings.
Archives New Zealand Dunedin Regional Office at 556 George Street
█ Open weekdays from 9.30am to 5.00pm. For more information, contact dunedin.archives @dia.govt.nz —or telephone 477 0404
2015 marks 150 years of the city of Dunedin
With the benefit of William Meluish’s magnificent panorama of 1865 this exhibition centres on the year Dunedin becomes a city. Drawing on other contemporary and pre- and post-dated images we see where Dunedin had come from and was going to. Fuelled by the Otago goldrushes and driven by the acumen, tenacity and aspiration of its citizens Dunedin rapidly rises. This exhibition is brought to you by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga with support from the Southern Heritage Trust.
█ Dunedin Shoreline Trail
The Dunedin 1865 Shoreline Trail will be launched by Dr Matt Schmidt (Heritage New Zealand) and Paul Pope (Dunedin Amenities Society) next Sunday, August 30, at 11.30am. The free hour-long walk will depart from the early settlers’ plaque at the top of Water St and proceed along the early shoreline to St Andrew St, with descriptions of interesting archaeological and built heritage features along the way.
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The Dunedin Shoreline Trail brings together years of research into the city’s history, above and below ground.
### ODT Online Sun, 23 Aug 2015 Dunedin’s early shorelines explored
By Brenda Harwood
The extraordinary feat of pick-and-shovel engineering that altered Dunedin’s shoreline by up to 700 metres in the 1860s is highlighted in a new walking trail. The Dunedin Shoreline Trail, which marks the city’s harbour boundary in 1865, will be launched next week during the Dunedin Heritage Festival, which celebrates 150 years since Dunedin became a city. Read more