Money to expand Dunedin's cycleways has been added to the budget from 2015-16.
Dunedin city council staff will investigate the options for placing a 24-hour toilet in the Octagon, including where it should go and how much it would cost.
Dunedin city councillors have decided not to add any money to the budget for roading and footpath maintenance and repairs, despite warnings from council staff that a reduction in government subsidies will leave the council unable to do all the work it had planned over the next three years.
A Dunedin social services advocate has warned community organisations to brace for possible changes or cuts to their government funding.
Fresh savings would be needed to plug a $4.1 million hole in the Dunedin City Council's budget, it was confirmed yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council needs to do more to protect cyclists from injury and death, Cr Richard Thomson says.
After partly reinstating its seal extension programme in the city's pre-draft budget in January, Duned
A plan for new artificial turf at Logan Park was the major casualty after Dunedin city councillors sharpened their pencils at yesterday's budget meetings.
A plan to build an artificial turf at Logan Park and develop a new Maori consultation model have not found favour with people answering a questionnaire on the Dunedin City Council's draft long-term budget.
The Dunedin City Council has a fight on its hands to keep a lid on rates increases, with demands for new spending over the next few days likely to place pressure on a self-imposed rates cap.
The Dunedin City Council has created a new central communications unit with a potential multimillion-dollar budget, and appointed a new manager to head the team, in a drive to sharpen its public image.
The Dunedin City Council will consider borrowing from its own almost $70 million Waipori fund, instead of using commercial lending institutions.
The reality of the council's financial situation, rather than a decision by either the council or council staff, was behind the repayment period for stadium debt extending from 20 to 40 years, council finance and corporate support general manager Athol Stephens says.
The revelation last week the Dunedin City Council's stadium debt is being paid off over a 40-year, rather than a 20-year, period has surprised some councillors.
Communities across Dunedin will need to do more to help pay for projects, as the Dunedin City Council grapples with tight finances threatening to curtail spending on key ventures, Mayor Dave Cull says.
Multimillion-dollar spending cuts to stem runaway rates increases could result in the end of new road sealing, and the end of plans to upgrade the city's sports fields for at least the next decade.
The Dunedin City Council is under pressure to continue work on the Otago Peninsula walkway, cycleway and road-widening project, and fund its share of the planned new Blueskin Bay library.
A project to help homeowners insulate and install "clean" heating systems was included in Dunedin's annual plan yesterday, and described as "a great initiative" by Mayor Dave Cull, after an almost unanimous vote.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has defended the decision to hold a workshop on Dunedin City Council spending plans behind closed doors, saying he wanted to avoid "grandstanding".
Details of a $13 million plan to upgrade the middle of Dunedin, with improvements to the Octagon, George St and other parts of the central city, will run the gauntlet of city councillors in cost-cutting mode next week.