Dunedin City Council staff have some reading to do after a
late rush of public suggestions on ways to make the most of
Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Council policy analyst Tami Sergeant said 476 suggestions had
been received by yesterday's 5pm deadline, up from 428
received by Tuesday.
The total received included 372 from the DCC's People's
Panel, more than half of the panel's 625 members, while
another 50 people used the council's website to make
suggestions known to the council.
More than 200 organisations that had used the stadium since
opening day last year had also been asked to contribute,
resulting in 54 responses, she said.
"We are pleased with the number of people within the
community who have contributed to the review, and we are
looking forward to reading through the ideas and thoughts
that people have put forward."
The call for public suggestions came from Dunedin Mayor Dave
Cull last month, as the council grappled with ways to
maximise community use of the stadium and turn around the
financial fortunes of the company running it, Dunedin Venues
A report on the results would be prepared for a meeting of
the council's stadium review subcommittee, chaired by Mr
Cull, on November 30.