Members of the public are likely to have another say on the
best way to utilise the Forsyth Barr Stadium, it has been
The prospect was floated by Cr Richard Thomson at yesterday's
finance committee meeting, in response to a call for public
consultation on the stadium review's findings by ratepayers'
advocate Lyndon Weggery.
Mr Weggery, speaking during the meeting's public forum, said
the council had ''at least a moral obligation'' to consult
over the review's findings.
The stadium had been ''foisted'' on the city, but was a
reality now, and the review's findings would have a ''major''
impact on the council and the city, he believed.
''Now we have got it [the stadium], we have got to make it
work,'' he said.
Cr Thomson, the committee chairman, said the council would be
guided by rules governing consultation on significant
decisions, but consultation was likely.
Mr Weggery is the former chairman of the now-defunct Dunedin
Ratepayers and Householders' Association.
The findings of the stadium review are due to be made public