Waterfront Options

February 12th, 2010 at 5:53 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports on options:

  1. $23.9 million to remove the two 1912 cargo sheds and creating a cup village with temporary and hired structures
  2. $27.7 million involves minor refurbishment of the sheds to provide covered space for the cup
  3. $31.3 million involves significant refurbishment of the sheds with a focus on keeping one or both over the medium term
  4. $97 million has a a $49.2m budget for a cruise ship terminal, plus $15.6m for wharf repairs

A dedicated website has the four options and allows feedback.

Meanwhile the Dominion Post reports on Wellington’s RWC plans:

A village on Wellington’s waterfront – centred around a yet-to-be-built wharewaka – will become the focus of celebrations at next year’s tournament.

More than 1200 partygoers will be able to pack into the building and a marquee next door, with the city council set to rent the wharewaka, or canoe house, its staff and its facilities for the event.

It will be the focus of Rugby World Cup celebrations, costing ratepayers about $150,000 – considerably less than a $100 million plan to build a party zone in Auckland.

Sounds good to me.

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7 Responses to “Waterfront Options”

  1. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    I have know idea why the powers that be insist on fucking up our waterfront and spending so much money in such a rush just so people have a place to get pissed. Don’t we already have enough bars???
    FFS PEOPLE!!! Just strip it bear for now, place some of that ready lawn down, wack up a huge hay barn to fit in 100,000 people and lets take our time in deciding what to put there.
    There are already so many ugly buildings (apartments) that have ruined our waterfront lets not fuck this one up.

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  2. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    Is that why John Boy Key and his weak gutted cronies put up GST so they can pay for a huge piss up?

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  3. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    D4J you may be on to something there……

    Why not take my hay barn idea (100k maybe) and then they can just wack 20 million on the bar for us.

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  4. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    You missed “Do nothing – $0:00″

    If its that pressing then I’m sure some private investor will be quick to stump up the cash since it has such potential. No need to go diving into our wallets jsut so an ellitist buch of jafas can move their latee machine 4 metres closer to the harbour.

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  5. fatman43us (166 comments) says:

    If this is such a great deal, let Private Enterprise do it, and have the profits for themselves.

    If there is no profit, there will be no interest from private Interest, and the matters solves itself.

    But no one cent of ratepayer funds to this rort.

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  6. voice of reason (490 comments) says:

    $27.7 million involves minor refurbishment of the sheds to provide covered space for the cup
    $31.3 million involves significant refurbishment of the sheds with a focus on keeping one or both over the medium term

    So the difference between a minor & significant is 3.6 million – what are they actually doing ?
    A Minor refurb costs $27.7m ! – they must only be silver plating the sheds rather than gold plating for the significant refurb.

    Just once, just once !! i’d like to see a journo query these numbers and do some investigation into them.

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  7. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    fatman
    you’re on the button.

    steve tew and the nzru must love these political wankers salivating over spending OPM for the rugby.

    vor
    journalists – investigate, analyse?
    That stopped 20 years ago.

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