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.
Plans for a new pool at Mosgiel - or improvements to Dunedin's existing Moana Pool - need to be progressed more quickly, a Dunedin city councillor says.
Changes to the rating system for farmers, bed and breakfast businesses and lifestyle blocks were approved for consultation, despite concerns from Cr John Bezett more consultation should have already been done.
The chairman of the expanded Dunedin City Council committee that will oversee the city's finances has warned "belt-tightening" is expected from both the council and the community during the next three years.
The new Dunedin City Council is facing a formidable task to try to limit large and unacceptable rate increases.
A community group that has raised 90% of its share of money for a new library at Waitati says it could lose that funding if the project is delayed until 2015.
Fresh savings would be needed to plug a $4.1 million hole in the Dunedin City Council's budget, it was confirmed yesterday.
At least one Dunedin community board has a firm position regarding what the Dunedin City Council should spend any extra savings on.
A multimillion-dollar budget for the redevelopment of Logan Park will be carried over to the 2010-11 year as planning for the project continues, Dunedin city councillors at yesterday's annual plan hearing were told.
Dunedin City Council managers are under pressure to help find $6 million in savings and slash next year's forecast 9.1% rates increase by two-thirds.
A fund to help Dunedin people pay their electricity bills has escaped the knife.
Swimming clubs and other groups booking lanes at Moana Pool could soon have to pay more, as the Dunedin City Council seeks ways to boost income while easing overcrowding at the facility.
A Dunedin social services advocate has warned community organisations to brace for possible changes or cuts to their government funding.
Dunedin city councillors have agreed to increase landfill user charges in March without public consultation, in order to recover about $80,000 in costs all ratepayers would otherwise have to carry.
The future of Dunedin's Lovelock Ave realignment appears to have been thrown wide open, after serious doubts emerged among some councillors at yesterday's annual plan meeting.
Council housing rents could rise by $10 a week, which would push the cost of a single partitioned flat through the $100 a week threshold for the first time.
The Dunedin City Council would need to take on unions over working hours and other conditions if it hoped to keep water services in-house while slashing costs, yesterday's hearing was told.
An $11.5 million swimming complex at Mosgiel remains the priority project for the chairman of the Dunedin City Council's aquatic facilities working party, despite a staff report that seems to step back from the idea.
Dunedin city councillors yesterday agreed, subject to final approval, to borrow an additional $2.5 million to complete the redevelopment of the Dunedin Centre.