Changes to the rating system for farmers, bed and breakfast
businesses and lifestyle blocks were approved for
consultation, despite concerns from Cr John Bezett more
consultation should have already been done.
A multimillion-dollar budget for the redevelopment of Logan
Park will be carried over to the 2010-11 year as planning for
the project continues, Dunedin city councillors at
yesterday's annual plan hearing were told.
Dunedin's council housing rents are likely to rise later this
year by $9 a week for every unit, a rise the Dunedin City
Council says is needed to pay for new units being built,
increased rates, staff costs and contractor costs.
Dunedin's plan to develop and launch a new brand for the city
has sparked a strong city-wide response, and the search is
now on to find the "essence" of the Dunedin experience to
promote the city to the rest of the world.