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University of Otago development plans

University of Otago Registry and Clocktower Building [physics.otago.ac.nz] 1University of Otago Stadium building [otago.ac.nz] 2When previously . . .

### ODT Online Thu, 30 May 2013
$358m vote of confidence
By Vaughan Elder
The figure the university has earmarked for construction, from last year until 2020, was revealed in the university’s priority development plan, obtained by the Otago Daily Times under the Official Information Act. The plan includes 22 projects, 20 of which are in Dunedin. The university declined to reveal the budgets for individual projects, citing commercial sensitivity, but put the total budget for the work at $357.8 million.

University chief operating officer John Patrick said the projects were included in the plan for a number of reasons, including to accommodate growth, to improve building layout and efficiency and health and safety.

Asked how the university could afford such a large amount of work, given what it had previously described as a “difficult” funding environment, Mr Patrick said: “The University of Otago has a fiscal strategy that is designed to provide funding for capital development.”
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30.5.13 ODT: University updates staff on quake work

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Profound: University’s plaza building to have “academic presence”

The plaza will be owned in common with the Dunedin City Council.

### ODT Online Sat, 19 Dec 2009
University unveils stadium building design
By Allison Rudd
The University of Otago’s building next to the Forsyth Barr Stadium will be “one of the most exciting developments on campus for decades”, vice-chancellor Prof Sir David Skegg says. Releasing the design yesterday, he said the Oamaru stone-clad building, linking the University Plaza and the stadium, would be “a major learning and recreational facility next to a world-class covered stadium”.
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University Stadium building
– 9663sq m rectangular building providing west wall of the stadium and opening on to University Plaza
– Teaching spaces for Foundation Studies department; Unipol sports centre including two gymnasiums, cardio weights area and large multipurpose team sports area; physiotherapy clinic; cafe for students and public
– Cost still under wraps, but could be $45 million
– Construction May 2010-August 2011
– Second building to be constructed at right angles to this building, providing an L-shaped development.


Our simple hope is that the current Unipol building in Anzac Avenue is retained to extend University of Otago Hocken Library collections.

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22.6.09 Vice-Chancellor pronounces on stadium

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Stadium area buildings – Unipol

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Unipol stake under review
By Allison Rudd

The Otago Polytechnic Students Association (OPSA) may reduce its shareholding in the Unipol gymnasium, a move which would also reduce the amount it is expected to pay towards building a new student facility on the Forsyth Barr stadium site.
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D Scene: Demolition, Apology & Calder confused

### D Scene 27-5-09 (page 5)
Stadium site demolition
Dunedin mayor Peter Chin and Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry have officially started site demolition. Hall Bros Transport owner Doug Hall says about 16 buildings will be pulled down in total – about one a fortnight.
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### D Scene 27-5-09 (page 8)
The Insider: Sorry – say again?
Editor Ryan Keen interviews Cr Teresa Stevenson
Back in January when Dunedin city councillor Teresa Stevenson tipped off media about a confidential letter to the Government by Dunedin mayor Peter Chin and Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns she probably didn’t think she’d still be apologising in late May. The letter itself, which she didn’t leak but just alluded to, requested stadium funding and explored the offer of a share of the city assets in return. Since then, she’s been formally censured and asked to apologise. Mayor Chin has rejected her initial apology and asked her to have another go.
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### D Scene 27-5-09 (page 14)
They shall not be moved
By Michelle Sutton
Otago University Students Association monthly meetings still aren’t getting the numbers despite lively motions – such as the one describing Telecom management as “wankers”. Other motions include supporting Clear Communications as much as possible, opposing and supporting construction of Otago Stadium and some pontifications on pot use.

The OUSA general meeting to be held last week did not eventuate as it failed to reach a quorum.

[Further down the item it says:]
The next motion was to be against Otago Stadium. Students Tim Calder and Luke Herlihy wanted OUSA to withhold support for construction if it contributed to fee increases or negatively affects OUSA’s ownership or control of student gym UNIPOL. Confusingly, they then called for OUSA to support construction.
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