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“But there’s more to Dunedin than just bloody cruise ships’’

### DScene 17-10-12
Big brother is watching (page 1)
Jeweller Brent Weatherall says Dunedin City Council is being dictatorial and ineffectual when it comes to some aspects of economic development. See p3. #bookmark

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CBD not just for tourists
‘Dictatorial’ council angers city businessman (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
City retailer Brent Weatherall says Dunedin City Council (DCC) is dictatorial rather than consultative on some aspects of its economic development strategy. The George St jeweller said Otago Chamber of Commerce retail committee members were ‘‘hot under the collar’’ after a recent meeting with Cr Kate Wilson over proposed city council changes, such as banning footpath signs. “I think [the DCC] is being quite dictatorial in what they’re trying to push through council in regards to the economic development strategy.” Weatherall said during forming of the strategy the Chamber retail committee was approached in consultation and made a submission on changes to the council’s commercial use of footpaths policy, aired at a hearings subcommittee in May. The council’s response? A talk from subcommittee member Cr Kate Wilson on the virtues of introducing the ban because DCC saw them as a hazard. It left the Chamber retail committee “all up in arms”, Weatherall said. “Everyone that was there said ‘for God’s sake – we opposed this.’ I feel that our suggestions at times fall on very deaf ears in Dunedin. It’s a real shame.”
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DCC reviews Commercial Use of Footpaths Policy

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Nov 2011
Move afoot to ban pavement signs
By David Loughrey
Footpath advertising in Dunedin, whether simple chalk messages or a recent stencil and water blaster method, will be banned if a recommendation to the Dunedin City Council gets support on Tuesday. The ban will only target commercial messages, though, with non-commercial advertising subject to a new permit system.
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While the council was committed to supporting and enhancing local business and a vibrant and active street life, there “needs to be some control over the placement of objects on the footpaths to ensure there is always a safe and unobstructed passage for pedestrians of all abilities, and to ensure the visual amenity of our streetscapes is not detrimentally affected.” -Report

Report – PEC – 29/11/2011 (PDF, 247.4 KB)
Review of the Commercial Use of Footpaths Policy

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City to harbour connectivity

At the meeting, Cr Paul Hudson said the crossing was in the “nice to do” area, rather than being essential. He said he would have to be convinced the idea was necessary before he could support funding.

Should we mention here that Cr Hudson supports the stadium, and has been less than useful in considerations of Logan Park’s redevelopment as it tends to a future of use by professional sports bodies parading as ‘community organisations’.

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### ODT Online Wed, 27 Jul 2011
Link bridge plan shelved
By David Loughrey
Nine options for a bridge to connect the Otago harbourside to central Dunedin – including a new proposal that would take pedestrians from the Queens Gardens to the harbourside – received almost no support from city councillors yesterday.
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Report – PEC – 26/07/2011 (PDF, 389.8 KB, new window)
City to Harbour Connectivity

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Mayor Dave Cull shows prudence

### ODT Online Sat, 13 Nov 2010
New meeting schedule
By David Loughrey
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has introduced a new structure for the council’s community boards and committees that he hopes will be more efficient and allow councillors’ time to be better used. At an extraordinary council meeting on Monday, the council will vote on the proposal, which would mean more time to do what Mr Cull described as the “important work” of working parties and steering groups.
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PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2010, 2.00 PM
Fullwood Room, Level 3, Dunedin Centre

Agenda – PEC – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 28.8 kb, new window)

Report – PEC – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 98.9 kb, new window)
Marine and Coastal Area Bill Submission

Report – PEC – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 125.6 kb, new window)
Reconstitution of Working Parties

Report – PEC – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 318.6 kb, new window)
Review of Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy

Note:
Southern Cycleway Feasibility Study – no report from the Transportation Planning Manager (Acting) is available for download at the DCC website (see reference in Agenda to pages 6.1 – 6.119).

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DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL EXTRAORDINARY MEETING
MONDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2010, 2.30 PM
(or at the conclusion of the Planning and Environment Committee,
whichever is later)
Fullwood Room, Level 3, Dunedin Centre

Agenda – Council – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 36.3 kb, new window)
Extraordinary Meeting

Report – Council – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 37.9 kb, new window)
Appointments to Outside Organisations

Report – Council – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 184.7 kb, new window)
Meeting Schedule 2011

Report – Council – 15/11/2010 (PDF, 3.8 mb, new window)
Lovelock Avenue Project

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2010, 2.00 PM
Fullwood Room, Level 3, Dunedin Centre

Agenda – CDC – 16/11/2010 (PDF, 49.8 kb, new window)

Report – CDC – 16/11/2010 (PDF, 177.9 kb, new window)
Annual Plan Submission Update – Karitane Foreshore Reserve Toilet Facilities

Report – CDC – 16/11/2010 (PDF, 64.8 kb, new window)
Development Plan Timeline for John Wilson Ocean Drive

Report – CDC – 16/11/2010 (PDF, 108.7 kb, new window)
Reconstitution of Working Parties

Report – CDC – 16/11/2010 (PDF, 452.7 kb, new window)
Mosgiel Memorial Gardens – Proposed Easements

Report – CDC – 16/11/2010 (PDF, 55.6 kb, new window)
Annual Plan Submission Update – Skateboard Facilities at Thomas Burns Street and Mornington Park

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