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.
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Dunedin city councillor Colin Weatherall has withdrawn from the hearing to decide on plan changes that would allow a redevelopment of the Steamer Basin, after falling ill with a respiratory problem yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Redeveloping Carisbrook appears increasingly unlikely as an alternative to the much more expensive Awatea St stadium proposal.
Dunedin drivers over the age of 75 appear to have had a reprieve from restrictions on their free parking.
Opponents of the Dunedin Centre extension used a forum last night to reiterate their views, but the meeting also heard Dunedin was losing valuable conferences because of a lack of facilities.
Saving 40% of the historic causeway under the Wall Street development in Dunedin will cost as much as saving it all - $310,000 - and the city could be set to pay for similar finds in future.
Prejudice occurs in all areas of society, but sexism is not a problem within the Dunedin City Council, one current and one former female councillor say.
Claims the Awatea St stadium will not have conference spaces, or that it will not have the facilities necessary for conference events are wrong, Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry says.
Several thousand Dunedin businesses will get a visit from the city council in the next six months, as staff ascertain which will have to pay more to dispose of their waste.