There was an air of excitement in the council chamber
yesterday as councillors arrived for the first Dunedin City
Council meeting recorded for public broadcast.
It has been a good 42 years in a good job that has allowed
him to do about as much as a career in civil engineering can
offer, but time is up for Dunedin City Council policy
engineer Peter Besuijen, who is retiring to the good life.
It makes sense to put any extra savings into cutting debt
as quickly as possible, writes Peter McIntyre, the president
of the Otago Chamber of Commerce in an open letter to the
Dunedin City Council.
The Dunedin City Council held its last public meeting over
its draft annual plan yesterday, with less than a week
remaining for people to make submissions on the plan.
The Dunedin City Council's hearings committee is still
considering whether more information is needed before it can
decide the fate of a proposed $100 million waterfront hotel.
The Dunedin City Council has been warned that if it grants
consent for more residential development on the lower and
middle slopes of Saddle Hill, the rest of the hill will soon
Dunedin will soon being taking lessons on local
government transparency from the land of the free.
The Dunedin City Council's hearings committee considering the
fate of the proposed $100 million waterfront hotel will meet
today to decide whether further information is required.
The Dunedin City Council is seeking feedback on a planned
$4.5 million extension of the city's cycling network through
The cost of renewing consents to discharge Dunedin's
stormwater into the sea is mounting, and the bill is expected
to reach at least $250,000.
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