The Dunedin City Council has settled on a 4% rates rise after
opting to invest more than $1 million in projects expected to
generate millions more in savings over time.
Dunedin city councillors were forced to grit their teeth and
pick winners and losers when confronted with a list of
smaller funding requests yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council has authorised a $100,000 emergency
loan and will seek expert advice to tackle mounting concern
over the deteriorating condition of the Dunedin Gasworks
A last-minute bid to increase the Dunedin City Council's
share of funding for a rock breakwater to protect Te Rauone
Beach, on Otago Peninsula, has failed.
The Dunedin City Council is unlikely to go on a last-minute
spending spree, despite extra savings of more than $600,000
being confirmed just days before councillors debate the
upcoming budget, Mayor Dave Cull says.
The Dunedin City Council will have to juggle tight budgets
and pleas for extra spending - including calls for progress
on an $18 million Mosgiel pool - when the latest budget
meeting begins this week.
A climbing wall at Dunedin's Moana Pool is still on the
cards, although a year-old proposal to build it is still
being assessed by Dunedin City Council staff.
The Te Rauone community is at odds about finally getting on
to the council's funding radar regarding a city contribution
to a breakwater to mitigate erosion on their coastline, a
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