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The beginning of the 2020-21 financial year will bring higher Dunedin City Council fees and charges for activities ranging from the use of Moana Pool and its gym, car parks, and council cemeteries, to land use consents and access to the Chinese Garden.
The cost of hiring the Dunedin Public Library’s Dunningham Suite will also increase, as will the use of council sports grounds and the cost of visiting Olveston Historic Home.
Parking at the Railway North, St Andrew St and Thomas Burns car parks will increase, all costing $6 per day.
Swimming charges at the Mosgiel Pool and the St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool are also set to rise.
Most increases are small.
A report prepared by council senior policy analyst Sean Jacobs on fees and charges said, in most cases, the increase was about 3%.
Some fees will remain unchanged, including council social housing rent and the cost of parking on metered street parks.
Mr Jacobs said because the Government had frozen rent increases, initially until September 26, a proposed rent increase would start from January 1 next year to provide adequate notice for tenants.
This would result in a reduction in council revenue of $124,000.
Other increases included a boundary activity notice deposit, which would rise 44% from $340 to $490.
Non-notified subdivision consents would also rise — for example, adjusting the boundary of an existing allotment — by 23.68%, up from $1900 to $2350 — as would deposits for limited notification subdivision consents.