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On selling council-owned property…. [public notification restricted]

[Mr McLaren] told the Otago Daily Times he was not consulted about the proposal, in part because he was a commercial rival. However, he was also a resident living in a house that overlooked the proposed development site from Braeview Cres….

### ODT Online Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Anger over motor caravan park plan
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council will consider allowing a new motor caravan park to be developed near Woodhaugh Gardens, just metres away from a rival camping spot. […] The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association has applied to the council for consent to establish the park at 51, 55 and 57 Woodhaugh St, on a vacant residential site next to houses and the Leith Stream. […] The proposal was deemed non-complying under the district plan, but attracted only four submissions – three of them opposed – after public notification was restricted to surrounding neighbours deemed to be affected.
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Only yesterday . . . [heading to non-notified consent]

### ODT Online Mon, 29 Apr 2013
New supermarket plan hailed
By Chris Morris
A planned multimillion-dollar supermarket development in Green Island could bring jobs and investment and trigger wider improvements in the area, a Dunedin city councillor says. Progressive Enterprises is in talks with the Dunedin City Council aimed at developing a Fresh Choice supermarket on land between Main South Rd and Shand St.
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29.4.13 Green Island activity centre

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Last year . . . [non-notified application, loss of oldest brewery building on site]

### ODT Online Fri, 17 Aug 2012
Speight’s demolition to make way for expansion
By Chris Morris
Part of the Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin will be demolished to make room for the $29 million expansion of its operation. […] The company announced its intention to redevelop the brewery last year, after earthquake damage to the Canterbury Brewery, and began by relocating its Maltexo production plant to Dunedin in May this year.
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### ODT Online Sat, 18 Aug 2012
Questions over consent for Speight’s
By Chris Morris
Heritage advocates are questioning why the public was not given a say about the demolition of a protected part of Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin.
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Property acquisition for the stadium and SH88 developments . . .
[the hornet’s nest]

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 18:04 20/11/2012
Dunedin City Council fined for road botch up
By Wilma McCorkindale – DScene
A High Court decision has slammed Dunedin City Council’s (DCC) handling of a roading realignment in the city, ordering the cash -strapped authority to pay affected parties more than $185,000 in costs. Justice Alan Mackenzie indicated in a written decision the legality of the stretch of State Highways 1 and 88 through the city remained in question because of the council’s botch up.
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Judgment-221310 (PDF, 109 KB)

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20.11.12 Dunedin City Council vs Anzide Properties decision: The road “has no legal basis”

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Then there was Delta . . . [property acquisition at Jacks Point and Luggate, which names in common]

### ODT Online Thu, 25 Apr 2013
Delta investigation ‘major’
By Chris Morris
The Office of the Auditor-general considers its investigation into land purchases by Dunedin City Council-owned company Delta to be one of its major inquiries for the coming year. Results of the investigation might not be made public for some months, at the earliest. The OAG’s draft annual plan for the 2013-14 year, published last week, detailed work planned for the 12 months from July 1. The plan listed the Delta investigation as one of the “major inquiries” to be reported on during the year. The investigation into Delta’s $14.12 million land purchases in 2008 and 2009 at Luggate, near Wanaka, and Jacks Point, near Queenstown, was confirmed last November.
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DCC binge spending alert: Proposed South Dunedin cycle network

UPDATED POST 27.2.13
If there is no [NZTA] subsidy, the cost will be $70.6 million.
See further comment by JimmyJones based on statements in DCC annual plans.

Comment received.

JimmyJones
Submitted on 2013/02/24 at 5:55 pm

That could be, Hype O’Thermia. Perhaps the intracranial aphids explain why they keep getting their financial estimates so badly wrong.
It seems to me that the Team has been working on this for a few years and waiting for a few cycling deaths to help with the promotion of their ideas. The amount of publicity given to these deaths has been far beyond what is typical for previous cycling deaths and very different to the average pedestrian and motor vehicle death. No doubt the Team has good links with the ODT and it helps to have control of the $5 million Spin-doctor Machine. One of those is perfect for persuading the councillors that your ideological brain-explosions won’t cost much and that everyone will like them eventually.
As Elizabeth mentioned, election success can be greatly enhanced by the timing of a cycle-way media promotion, if this is part of your policy. There need not be collusion for this to happen: the Rosebud Team are very focused on their goals and know the value of getting the best people elected that share their ideology. It’s symbiotic self interest, and (probably) not corruption. The good of the Team is the important thing, far more important than the City and the People.

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DCC: Council meeting agenda and reports for 25 February 2013

Report – Council – 25/02/2013 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
South Dunedin Cycle Network

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DCC to lose general manager

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

23 October 2009

Styles Heading Home to Hutt

The DCC is to lose the services of one of its top managers with the resignation of Kate Styles, General Manager Strategy and Development.

Mrs Styles, who has been with the Council for three years admits to mixed feelings.”I’ve grown fond of Dunedin and have formed the utmost respect for those I’ve worked with at the DCC and in the wider community, but I have an even greater fondness for my husband whom I’ve had to share with the Council – and who still lives and works in Lower Hutt!”

DCC [Chief Executive], Jim Harland, says “We have been fortunate to have benefitted from someone as dedicated as Kate. Her particular skills-set has served us well during her stay and her legacy to both the Council and the community is likely to be lasting through the projects she has been involved in and the team she has built.”

“We wish her, and her husband well.”

Mrs Styles is particularly proud of her work on three high profile projects.

“It was very satisfying to get public buy-in for the final proposals to redevelop the Dunedin Centre/Town Hall/Municipal Chambers project, and similarly I’m convinced our plans for improving public access to DCC services in the Civic Centre complex will be well received,” said Mrs Styles.

“And away from the public gaze, but no less important for our customers I’m pleased with the re-organisation of the City Development planning team which has seen various elements of our urban planning and design operations brought together into one, cohesive, team.”

Mrs Styles is heading to a newly created management role in the Asset Programme Business Group at the national office of Housing New Zealand Corporation in Wellington.

Mrs Styles expects to finish at the DCC at the end of the year.

DCC Link

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### Channel 9 News October 23, 2009 – 7:13pm
DCC Manager of Strategy and Development to leave our city
The Dunedin City Council’s Manager of Strategy and Development has handed in her notice.
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Pssst, Channel 9. Kate Styles has done more for the council and the community than lead just “a couple of key council projects”.

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### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
DCC manager moving to Housing NZ
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council manager co-ordinating plans for the redevelopment of the city’s town hall has resigned.
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