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DCC Residents’ Opinion Survey (ROS)

Dunedin City Council – Media Release
Tell Us What You Think!

This item was published on 23 Jun 2015

Letters have been sent this week to 4500 Dunedin residents inviting them to take part in the Dunedin City Council’s annual Residents’ Opinion Survey (ROS).

DCC General Manager Services and Development Simon Pickford says, “The ROS provides valuable feedback on what Dunedin residents think of their Council and the services and facilities we provide. It is particularly useful as it allows us to hear from the ‘silent majority’ of residents who are less likely to tell us what they think in other ways, such as the Long Term Plan consultation.”

The 4500 residents, randomly selected from the electoral roll, will be invited to complete the ROS online using a unique code. A hard copy questionnaire will be provided on request.

The survey is also open to other residents, who can fill out the survey at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/ros.

Everyone who provides feedback will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of five $100 supermarket vouchers.

The survey is open until 17 July 2015. A reminder letter will be sent to those who have not responded about two weeks after the initial letter. This practice has proved successful in increasing the response rate. The survey results are expected to be publicly available by late August.

Mr Pickford says, “We have been using this survey for more than 20 years and it has become a key tool for us to assess how well we are doing and ultimately guide our planning and decision making. ROS focuses on how well we deliver our services and asks questions about residents’ perceptions of our performance. Some of the results are used as official measures of the DCC’s performance for audit purposes. But equally importantly, the feedback is used by staff and the Council to guide our thinking about how we might best deliver services to better meet the needs of Dunedin residents.”

The survey, which costs about $40,000, will be undertaken by independent research company Versus Research.

The results of previous surveys can be viewed at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/ros.

Contact Simon Pickford, General Manager Services and Development on 03 474 3707.

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D Scene is back fighting! . . . South Dunedin Library rumours

UNCONFIRMED: The Dunedin City Council has acquired Postshop and Pact buildings in King Edward Street

A superb centrally located site for the library!

### D Scene 19-1-11
Turning the page (cover story)
The much debated South Dunedin Library project has moved a step closer, with Dunedin City Council understood to have arranged a deal for two King Edward St properties. #bookmark

Library site pinpointed (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
A site for a new South Dunedin library has been negotiated. The DCC is beliveved to have signed on the dotted line, unconfirmed reports say. The library will be constructed on the site of the current South Dunedin Postshop and the neighbouring former Salvation Army building. Both buildings are owned by the Pact Group, an organisation that supports people with intellectual difficulties or recovering from mental illness. Neither Dunedin City Council property manager Robert Clark nor Pact chief executive officer Louise Carr could be contacted for comment.

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We prefer tagging :(

### ch9.co.nz October 28, 2010 – 7:31pm
Dunedin Public Library undergoing transformation
The Dunedin Public Library is undergoing a transformation at present, where the off-white and grey paint job will be replaced by a more intense colour scheme. The Library hopes to have all the beautification work complete by the end of November, in time to help host a special event.
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DCC Annual Plan: classic comment at ODT Online

Libraries, or rugby and a stadium – the sweetest of damned comparisons.

### ODT Online Sun, 24/01/2010 – 12:01pm.
Comment by kkeogh on DCC priorities
The Highlanders and Otago rugby teams show alarming reductions in home attendances, which I estimate would be down to around 50,000 total at Carisbrook for a season. For their efforts they get a quarter billion stadium built for them. Cont…
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Dunedin public library services

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### ODT Online Tue, 10 Nov 2009
Post office plans revealed
By Mark Price
Dunedin City Council staff and consultants have done “most of the homework” required to convert three floors of the former chief post office, in Princes St, into a new library. Project management company Octa Associates was employed midway through the year to develop the proposal in the building owned by South Canterbury Finance.
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The former CPO gets further mention…

### ORC Wed, 11 Nov 2009
ORC office plans little advanced, Cairns says
By Rebecca Fox
The Otago Regional Council had not advanced its plans for new office premises much since it shelved its $31 million waterfront proposal in June, chairman Stephen Cairns said. It was unlikely the issue would come before the council “this side of Christmas”.
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### ODT Online Wed, 11 Nov 2009
‘Skeleton’ development urged
By Mark Price
Grant McLauchlan, the Dunedin businessman turning the former RSA clubrooms in the central city into office space yesterday urged the Dunedin City Council to follow suit with the former chief post office, in Princes St. Council staff are investigating using the basement and two floors of the old post office for a new public library, with five higher floors potentially available as office space.

• Council property manager Robert Clark said the investigation into the library proposal, being carried out by Octa Associates, was a joint venture between the council and the building’s owner, South Canterbury Finance. It had yet to be determined who would own the building if the library went ahead.

• Mr Clark said he had received “another memo” yesterday from “some people up north” who were coming to Dunedin next week to “discuss the possibility of a hotel in the existing library”.
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Dunedin Public Library feasibility

### ODT Online Thu, 3 Sep 2009
Library decision on hold until next year
By David Loughrey
A proposal to move the Dunedin Public Library to the former chief post office building in the Exchange will not be decided upon until next year.
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