Review to continue for two more weeks

The independent review seeking to confirm the final cost of the Forsyth Barr Stadium will continue for another two weeks, but not because anything "untoward" has been found, Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders says.

The decision was confirmed by Mr Orders yesterday and meant the results would not - as expected - be considered by councillors at next week's full council meeting, he said.

Instead, the review by PricewaterhouseCoopers would continue until early next month, with results considered either during the next round of meetings or at an extraordinary council meeting.

"[It's] nothing untoward, but it's just not finished - it's as simple as that," Mr Orders said.

A note to councillors by Mr Orders yesterday said: "The review team have waded through a large amount of information and are now drawing the threads together to ensure that the report reflects an accurate assessment of the position."

The news came after Mr Orders and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull last month announced the review, amid concerns unanswered questions could add "millions" of dollars - but not "tens of millions" - to the stadium's final cost.

 

 

 

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