Although more than 90% of Dunedin's land area is not
susceptible to liquefaction, a substantial portion of its
population and some important commercial, industrial and
infrastructural assets sit on land that possibly is, a GNS
Science report says.
The Otago Regional Council and the Dunedin City Council will
later this month begin consulting the public on new rules and
standards for development in areas of Dunedin identified as
vulnerable to natural hazards.
The number of assessments outstanding, a shortage of
structural engineers and continued uncertainty about the
Government's plans for earthquake-prone buildings has led the
Dunedin City Council to consider extending its deadline for
If, as one city councillor said this week, any decision
involving road changes will upset some people, then inserting
a large network of new cycleways on top of existing streets
must be up there as a challenge for a city.
Financial sustainability, a new funding model for Forsyth
Barr Stadium and detecting potential fraud might be its
highest priorities risks, Audit NZ has suggested to the
Dunedin City Council's new audit and risk subcommittee.