Tag Archives: Water infrastructure

DCC – will there be a “corporate grab” of water infrastructure!?

### ODT Online Sun, 26 Dec 2010
Water for discussion
By Chris Morris
A report on the future management of Dunedin’s water infrastructure, which could lead to the formation of a new council-controlled organisation (CCO), will be considered by city councillors next month. The report, outlining three options for water management in Dunedin, would be tabled during next month’s draft 2011-12 annual plan meetings, Dunedin City Council water and waste services manager John Mackie confirmed yesterday.

An Otago Daily Times request for a copy of the report – under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 – was declined because it would be released next month.

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Confronting stadium costs: no public mandate for project

Local Government New Zealand bureaucrats have spaghetti for brains, it’s not pretty…

### ODT Online Thu, 18 Mar 2010
Core costs push rates take to $1b
By Chris Morris
The cost of rebuilding New Zealand’s core infrastructure – rather than shiny new stadiums or glory projects – is to blame for the country’s first $1 billion rates bill, Local Government New Zealand says. Figures released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand showed the quarterly rates take for the country’s local authorities, including the Dunedin City Council, had topped $1 billion for the first time.
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