Funding has been approved to design the multimillion-dollar
extension of the West Harbour shared pathway from St Leonards
to Port Chalmers, with construction possibly to start within
the next four years.
At least $40 million is being spent on roadworks by the
city council and New Zealand Transport Agency each year and
another $50 million on cycleways over the next decade - not
to mention the roll-out of ultrafast broadband. Debbie
Porteous discovers digging up Dunedin is big business.
A rush to get building projects on the books before increases
in development contributions take effect resulted in the
Dunedin City Council last month receiving the highest number
of resource consent applications for one month.
Granting an off-licence to a North Rd liquor store could lead
to the irresponsible supply of spirits to Dunedin's nearby
student population and Salmond College and the University of
Otago say they oppose it.