DCC Budget 2013-14

Out or up? City plans its boundaries

Out or up? City plans its boundaries Dunedin city council wants to restrict development to within the city's urban limits and stop more subdivision at its rural fringes. But some don't think this is the best way to go about it.

Council settles on 4% rates rise

Council settles on 4% rates rise

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.

Council funding round lucky for some; others miss out

Council funding round lucky for some; others miss out

Dunedin city councillors were forced to grit their teeth and pick winners and losers when confronted with a list of smaller funding requests yesterday.

Help for gas works a 'no-brainer'

Help for gas works a 'no-brainer'

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 Museum.

Late bid for more money rejected

Late bid for more money rejected

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.

No spending spree: Cull

No spending spree: Cull

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.

Juggling of DCC budget starts today with hearing

Juggling of DCC budget starts today with hearing

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.

Moana Pool climbing wall plan put on hold

Moana Pool climbing wall plan put on hold

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.

Te Rauone's future still sticky point

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 representative says.

Praise and warnings set tone for hearings

Praise and warnings set tone for hearings The future of Dunedin went under the microscope as Dunedin city councillors began scrutinising the pre-draft budget for 2013-14 yesterday. Reporters Chris Morris and Debbie Porteous were there.
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