Redeveloping Carisbrook appears increasingly unlikely as an alternative to the much more expensive Awatea St stadium proposal.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust was hotly criticised yesterday by Dunedin city councillors, with two of its proposals described as "stupid", "barmy" and "ludicrous".
The Dunedin City Council project control group behind the harbourside redevelopment is still firmly behind the full project, despite a council planner's report only part of it should go ahead.
The Dunedin City Council's idea to redevelop the city's harbourside, local industry's fears of being uprooted by noise-sensitive new residents, and a major landowner keen to get started - those are the elements commissioners making a decision on the issue will have to juggle.
Wharves and seawalls at Dunedin's Steamer Basin are in serious disrepair, meaning buildings behind them are insecure, and replacing them will be a multimillion-dollar exercise.
Chalmers Properties arrived at the harbourside hearings yesterday with a large team of witnesses and a call to push ahead with the project in full.
Widespread industry opposition to redevelopment plans for Dunedin's harbourside continued yesterday, but, for the first time in a week, an alternative viewpoint broke its relentless nature.
The commissioners making a decision on the future of the planned harbourside redevelopment have plenty to think about after the first of two weeks of hearing the matter.
The Dunedin City Council's harbourside plan was picked apart for a fourth day in a row, as local businesses continued their attack and architects and engineers gave their views.
Dunedin's harbourside redevelopment plan came in for heavy criticism from industry yesterday, as business after business made it clear the proposal could seriously compromise their operations.
Dunedin city councillor Colin Weatherall has withdrawn from the hearing to decide on plan changes that would allow a redevelopment of the Steamer Basin, after falling ill with a respiratory problem yesterday.
Port Otago made clear its support for the Dunedin City Council's multimillion-dollar harbourside vision yesterday, but warned the area was a working port - day and night - that might interrupt a good night's sleep for prospective residents.
Ongoing acrimony towards the New Zealand Historic Places Trust surfaced at the Dunedin City Council yesterday, as the stalled Mediterranean garden project was discussed.
Experts from both sides of the fluoride debate will update the Dunedin City Council on the issue, after residents in the city's northern communities opposed to fluoridation asked for a referendum.
The group set up to stop a ratepayer-funded stadium being built in Awatea St, Dunedin, will hold a public meeting tonight which it hopes will encourage people to become involved in the campaign.
Anti-fluoride campaigners on Dunedin's northern coast look set to be denied the public referendum they want on the issue, despite a 222-signature petition they collected.
The Dunedin City Council is planning to take part in an Environment Court appeal against a decision its own resource consent committee approved.
The Dunedin City Council has reduced the scope of its multimillion-dollar harbourside project after the high cost of property made some aspects unaffordable.
A Roslyn boutique day spa and massage therapy business has been granted consent to move into the former Roslyn fire station, and it may soon be joined in the building by a new restaurant and bar.
John Wilson Ocean Dr is to stay closed to vehicles while a study is completed on wildlife that is beginning to return to the area.