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The Otago University Students’ Association has reasserted its opposition to a proposed delay in upgrading Dunedin’s tertiary precinct.
The Dunedin City Council proposes to start preparations on the project in 2030, but OUSA president Michaela Waite-Harvey said it needed to begin "this end of the decade".
The university and OUSA were not consulted about the proposed delay, she said.
In written submissions on the Dunedin City Council’s 10-year plan, OUSA, the university and Otago Polytechnic strongly opposed the delay.
University chancellor Dr Royden Somerville did not make clear the delay remained a significant concern when he spoke at a hearing this week, but the university later clarified it had not softened its stance.