David Loughrey

Approval for ORC to start on building

Approval for ORC to start on building

The Otago Regional Council has been given approval to begin work on its $18 million office building at the Otago Harbour steamer basin.

Project delays cost $655,000

Delays to the Dunedin City Council's Wall Street develop ment in George St have cost the project $655,000 in lost rental and servicing costs.

Deferring interest comes at a cost, council told

Deferring interest comes at a cost, council told

A decision to put off paying interest on funding for the Awatea St stadium could cost Dunedin $132,000 in the next two years, and a council manager has warned the strategy should not become a habit.

SH 88 preliminary work set to start

SH 88 preliminary work set to start

Preliminary work to realign State Highway 88 to allow for the Awatea St stadium in Dunedin is set to start this year, after Dunedin city councillors voted to include $1.6 million for the project in the city's budget.

Cost of DCC rubbish bags to rise again

Cost of DCC rubbish bags to rise again

The cost of Dunedin's 40-litre rubbish bags has more than doubled since they were introduced in 2003, and the 65-litre variety is not far behind.

Fund will encourage development

Fund will encourage development

A new $150,000 contestable fund has been set up for economic development and job retention in Dunedin.

Where to from here?

Where to from here?

On March 17, the Dunedin stadium got what was probably the clearest message of political support when 10 of 14 councillors at a Dunedin City Council finance and strategy committee meeting voted to "commit" to the project in Awatea St.

Lovelock Ave realignment delayed

The Dunedin Botanic Garden upgrade provided a stark example of the difficulty councillors had taking anything out of the council's budget yesterday.

Fines for building offences introduced

A new system of fines of between $250 and $2000 has been introduced for "building offences" - including anything from building, altering or demolishing without consent, to permitting use of insanitary or unsafe buildings.

Basket case rare loser

Hanging baskets fell from favour, but most community groups asking for funding got at least a percentage of what they wanted when the annual plan committee considered their requests.