Dunedin may be facing a $1 billion bill to maintain existing water services over the next 50 years, but no-one should panic.
Dunedin city councillors have voted to defer part of a $3.3 million plan to redevelop the Logan Park pavilion.
Plans for the stage two upgrade of Dunedin's Tahuna treatment plant have been rejigged to ease the cost over the next few years.
Dunedin's public libraries emerged unscathed from proposed budget cuts yesterday, as the issue became a political rallying point in front of a packed public gallery.
The Dunedin City Council is facing a billion-dollar bill to maintain existing water services over the next 50 years.
Dunedin City Council staff have come up with a new proposal for rent increases for council flats, with the rise depending on the size of the unit.
Loading zones on Dunedin's streets look set to be replaced by new "authorised vehicle" bays requiring permits for use, if the recommendations of a Dunedin City Council hearings committee are accepted.
Dunedin's 996 council flats are about to have a five-year, $5 million upgrade, as the city re-routes some of its social housing budget away from building new units to upgrading what it has.
The Dunedin City Council's controversial parking changes come back before a hearings committee today, as a special consultative procedure to create "authorised vehicle" parking bays for goods and service vehicles, residents' parking and other special parking areas is considered.
Tenants of council flats that have already been retro-fitted with insulation say the work adds to what are already well maintained units.
The Dunedin City Council is to consult its lawyers over the continued closure to motorists of John Wilson Ocean Dr after concerns were raised in a letter to yesterday's community development committee meeting.
The growing level of anxiety at the possible demise of plane trees in Dunedin's Octagon has been spelt out to Dunedin city councillors.
Eight sharks have been snared by nets set off Dunedin's beaches this summer.
Core services at the Otago Museum will suffer if proposed cuts to funding go ahead, the organisation says.
A plan for a 118-lot residential development in Mosgiel with 44 properties smaller than allowed in Dunedin's district plan would create "an undesirable precedent", a Dunedin City Council planner says.
Opponents of the Lovelock Ave realignment say they will return to annual plan hearings in May to restate their opposition to the project, but are wondering why they were not listened to the first time round.
The Dunedin City Council faces a double whammy of lost revenue and community anger - at least from some sectors - if it defers some or all of a list of major capital projects in an effort to save money.
The Dunedin City Council will be asked to consider trialling daytime closures of the Octagon, after council staff rejected an idea to close the Octagon for entire weekends, citing concerns from police and objections from affected businesses.
Proposed cuts to Dunedin's libraries budget would mean customer service levels and staffing would have to be reviewed, Dunedin City Council library services manager Bernie Hawke said yesterday.