Although Water of Leith flood protection work by the Otago
Regional Council is continuing to make progress, the council
has asked for an extension until July 10 to complete the
Those comments were made in a University of Otago property
services report which was tabled at this week's meeting of
the university's capital development committee.
The regional council has estimated the flood protection work
in the area will cost about $5.4 million and will
significantly boost flood-protection capacity.
The report said the council had written to the university in
late February indicating the agreed construction programme
completion date of June 2 was ''unlikely to be met'' and
seeking the extension.
ORC staff had been invited to ''discuss the reasons for this
Property services was continuing to work with the council and
its contractors to ''limit disruption to campus access and