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DCC stormwater drainage fails again #Dunedin (today!)

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Received from Jeff Dickie
23/05/2016 2:31 pm (GMT+12:00)

Subject: DCC DRAINAGE FAILS AGAIN

This is what flooding looked like at 3 Malvern St, Woodhaugh at 9.00am today. Residents were unable to access the property or easily vacate it for that matter. As with June 3 1915, flooding in this area was caused by a blocked mudtank. However, the mudtank itself is so far below specification that even when cleared it is not able to cope.

This was hardly a one in a 100-year rain event! This has consistently caused property damage and huge inconvenience.

The DCC has continually failed to attend to core business such as this. The mayor and council have been distracted with trivia, such as frivolous trips overseas, failed expensive projects such as cycleways and financially disastrous failed Delta property ventures.

The complete failure of such a basic core service as drainage is symptomatic of an administration and a mayoralty [not coping…] to the core! 

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DCC Webmap - 3 Malvern St, Dunedin JanFeb 2013DCC Webmap – 3 Malvern St, Dunedin JanFeb 2013 [click to enlarge]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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DCC lacks impetus, AGAIN #infrastructure

DCC roading maintenance engineer Peter Standring confirmed the council was aware of “three areas of concern” in Malvern St where sinkholes had emerged.

### ODT Online Tue, 16 Jun 2015
Stream bank erosion sparks anger, fears
By Damian George
An angry Woodhaugh resident says he is “sick of being fobbed off” over an eroding stream bank he fears will lead to a major accident. Gaping sinkholes have emerged on sections of the street above the bank as a result of erosion caused by the Water of Leith, which runs parallel.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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