ORC

ORC to take tighter line on hazard management

More ''stringent'' approach to development on hazard-prone land is being signalled by the Otago Regional Council.

Positive steps in cycle lane funding

Positive steps in cycle lane funding

Funding for the further development of cycle lane options proposed for Dunedin's one-way system has passed its first hurdle.

Dredging lagoons seen as option

Dredging lagoons seen as option

Dredging may be the most practical way of reducing toxic algae blooms in the Tomahawk lagoons, an Otago Regional Council report says.

ORC struggles with inspection backlog

Nearly 2000 resource management inspections and audits have not been completed as the Otago Regional Council struggles to keep up with heavy workloads caused by legislation changes.

Musselburgh gets a cycle lane

Musselburgh gets a cycle lane

A separated cycle lane is to be installed on the north side of Musselburgh Rise through the Musselburgh shopping area, as part of the South Dunedin cycle network.

Bus service transfer may include Q'town

Bus service transfer may include Q'town

If the Otago Regional Council decides to transfer its public transport responsibilities to the Dunedin City Council, its transport role in Queenstown could be up for discussion as well.

Call for more oversight of ORC health, safety

Health and safety needs to be more proactively managed by the Otago Regional Council, councillor Trevor Kempton says.

Puzzling decisions on buses

Puzzling decisions on buses

Corstophine bus users are happy but those on Otago Peninsula are puzzled by the Otago Regional Council's latest decision on public bus routes.

ORC having to pay for temporary bridge

The Otago Regional Council is being forced to spend more than $100,000 on a temporary footbridge across the Water of Leith when at least two other options for crossing the waterway are nearby.

Warning over council income

Being able to keep its general rate increase to 2.49% is good news but it is only thanks to the Otago Regional Council's ownership of Port Otago and its good investments, Cr Michael Deaker says.

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