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DCC Annual Plan dilemmas

### ODT Online Fri, 22 Jan 2010
Plea to defer city projects
By Chris Morris
Three of the most expensive capital projects planned by the Dunedin City Council, together costing tens of millions of dollars, could be temporarily shelved in an effort to ease the burden on ratepayers. The idea to defer planned work on the Otago Settlers Museum, the Town Hall-Dunedin Centre and the Regent Theatre was raised by deputy mayor Syd Brown during yesterday’s pre-draft annual plan meeting.

A report on changes to stadium funding for the Forsyth Barr Stadium and Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, the company tasked with running the venue, would also be presented to the [council’s February 1] meeting, Mayor Peter Chin confirmed.

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### ODT Online Fri, 22 Jan 2010
Lovelock Ave realignment plan queried
By Chris Morris
The future of Dunedin’s Lovelock Ave realignment appears to have been thrown wide open, after serious doubts emerged among some councillors at yesterday’s annual plan meeting.

Cr Bezett said if residents got organised the way Judith Medlicott and Harrop St extension opponents had, they might be able to stop the [realignment] plan.

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Other stories:
Lower Octagon initiative fails to impress council
Request for fairer rent rise
Waste money back
City CCTV network still some time away
Redevelopment still being planned
Approval to consult on changes

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DCC’s grim picture for ratepayers

### ODT Online Tue, 5 Jan 2010
City debt spiralling to $360m
By David Loughrey
At some point in the next financial year, the Dunedin City Council’s total debt will reach its forecast peak of $360 million. In the past 10 years, the figure has increased more than 10-fold: in 1999, the city owed a mere $32.5 million.

“Nobody questions debt when it’s their pet project.”
-Cr Richard Walls, Chairman, Finance and Strategy Committee

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We know what you mean, Richard, if you’re talking about, say, spending on infrastructure such as water and waste treatment; or refurbishment of the Dunedin Centre – BUT NOT THE STADIUM, MATE.

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Jim Harland: “The council isn’t broke.”

He scotched rumours there would be cuts to core services, and that the council was in financial difficulties […] councillors also needed to be aware of ratepayers on fixed incomes.

### ODT Online Tue, 22 Dec 2009
DCC looks at spending
By David Loughrey
As Dunedin ratepayers face an 8.7% rates increase for the next financial year, and an even steeper increase the following year to pay for a list of multimillion-dollar projects, a four-person team has interviewed every manager at the Dunedin City Council, asking them to justify their spending.
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