The Carisbrook stadium and the Athenaeum building in Dunedin
have both been registered as category 1 historic buildings by
the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT), despite
derision of the proposal by the Dunedin City Council.
The Otago Rugby Football Union has responded to criticism it
has fallen quiet on the Awatea St stadium, with chief
executive Richard Reid saying the organisation is "right
behind" the project.
The Dunedin Public Library is gearing up for its 100th
birthday with a feast of literary events, a rebranding, new
library cards, and the release of a centennial history of the
The Dunedin City Council has tightened the conditions the
Carisbrook Stadium Trust and other parties must meet to get
final approval for the Awatea St stadium.
Local government political grouping Greater
Dunedin's objections to the Awatea St stadium remain focused
on its risk, its affordability and opportunity costs, Cr Dave
Cull said yesterday.
Three Dunedin city
councillors who have led recent opposition to the Awatea St
stadium have changed tack, deciding to work with the project
after failing to convince their peers.
The cost to ratepayers of realigning State Highway 88 to make
way for the Awatea St stadium is expected to be $1.5 million,
Dunedin City Council transportation planning manager Don Hill
The Dunedin City Council's $72 million Waipori fund should be
able to stand up to difficult economic times, finance and
corporate support general manager Athol Stephens says.
A new model of the planned Awatea St stadium went on show
yesterday, and will be available soon for public viewing.
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