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Dunedin water assets

CAN CITIZENS TRUST DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL ???

“It’s a major decision for the council. It involves a big chunk of the operation, not only in monetary terms but in staff terms as well, and we want to make sure we get it right.” -Cr Andrew Noone

### ODT Online Thu, 16 Aug 2012
DCC prepares to unveil water plan
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council faces a “pretty major” decision when plans for the management of the city’s $1.6 billion water network are finally revealed, Cr Andrew Noone says. Cr Noone is the chairman of a council working party that has – since January last year – been scrutinising alternative proposals for the future of the network. Options included the creation of a council-controlled organisation (CCO) to manage the network, as well as a bid late last year by another council company, Delta, to provide the council’s water services instead.
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Comments by Rob Hamlin:

27.6.12 Insuring infrastructure assets
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/dcc-long-term-plan-201213-202122-and-more/#comment-25123

29.5.12 Assets: city water and sewage system
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/asset-sales-would-daves-council-sell-us-up/#comment-24332

2.11.11 SCF, DCHL, threat to council assets
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/dunedin-city-holdings-limited/#comment-19561

19.10.11 Feral ‘Great and the Good’ (G&G) motives
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/your-city-what-future-broke-council-means-corporatising-our-water-doesnt-it/#comment-19308

19.10.11 The Delta CCTO/CCO option
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/your-city-what-future-broke-council-means-corporatising-our-water-doesnt-it/#comment-19301

26.9.11 DCHL and the Companies Act
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/private-sector-funding-donations-to-stadium-construction/#comment-18931

13.4.11 Water and sewage are natural monopolies
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/our-water-assets/#comment-16612

13.3.11 Stadium, no slowdown in DCC spending
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/stadium-funding/#comment-16118

24.1.11 Water, as a basic necessity
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/our-water-assets/#comment-15358

16.1.11 Dear Richard… “the primary responsibility of Council”
https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/just-when-dcc-thought-no-one-was-watching/#comment-15185

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Tighten your girthstraps, boys!

To whom do we refer? Why, of course, the chaps at DVML, DVL, DCHL, CST, ORC, ORFU, and good ol’ DCC. Our fortunes will turn around with a daring bout of animal cruelty coming to a stadium near you! We always said gladiatorial blood sport was a far better thing than thugby, and we have the precise fodder to please the crowds. Roll up! Roll up!

We woke from warm wandering dreams to idle news of a one-off rodeo. It’s still animal cruelty, and will appeal to all rednecks, but maybe we can run the local mobsters at the bulls instead – at the very least give them a sorry arse from bronc riding… it’ll all work out.

Did someone mention venue hire fees to the wranglers?

Or to the aged people from overseas who might sing stadium swansongs for us. The stadium going out to Stevie Nicks, in a snagged broken crumble of flaked paint and rusted trusses would be the ultimate romance. Bye cruel world…

Dunedin is dark.

Meanwhile, our southern sister city Christchurch walks the walk.
Received this morning:

Hype O’Thermia
Submitted on 2012/06/15 at 8:52 am


http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/7107021/Ministry-created-to-water-the-seeds-of-awesome

It’s about the opportunities people in Christchurch have had – have TAKEN – to do stuff that was awesome while the authorities were too busy to find a rule to stop them. Now they’ve got the bit between their teeth: doing things to make the city better is being reclaimed piece by piece. Shows how well a city can do things when it can’t manage to mobilise enough staff to prevent initiatives that aren’t owned by themselves, over-priced, micro-managed and generally a bit on the downhill side of ineffectual (from what we see in Dunedin).

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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