Dunedin has a lot to give and we have a lot to give as well. With great minds and great effort from everybody we can see our city prosper. I’d love to see people coming together, knowing each other, meeting and greeting. Ahmed, neurosurgeon
We approved consents for 548 new homes last year – a 30 year high
We partnered with National Library to give 10,000+ books to South Dunedin communities
We promoted sport and the city by hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup
We’re introducing a low emission electric book bus in 2023
We’re spending $6.5m to upgrade our playgrounds and skateparks between 2021 and 2024
We’re extending the Peninsula Connection – supporting an active and connected community
We’re building the first South Island Changing Places bathroom for people with disabilities
We’re reducing carbon emissions – new park and ride facilities at Mosgiel and Burnside
We’re providing homes to those most in need - $20m on new community housing
Our draft budget includes an overall rates rise of 6.5%. This is lower than the 7% increase we’d predicted for 2022-23.
Ō tātou tākata
ko te tūhono
The new Octagon sculpture Ko te Tūhono marks a turning point in the way Ngāi Tahu values and traditions are depicted in the city.
Unveiled in December last year, Ko Te Tūhono, by artist Ayesha Green (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), is a replica of a carved entrance at Ōtākou Marae.
The artwork acknowledges the past, present and future of Ōtepoti and recognises DCC efforts to celebrate and embed mana whenua identity, values and traditions in our urban environment.
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supporting our communities
Our people are our greatest resource and Dunedin is fortunate to have many community groups operating across our city, responding to local issues and building strong, connected communities and neighbourhoods.
The DCC provides staff advice, support and annual grant funding to help these groups carry out their important work.