The Dunedin City Council is increasing the ratepayer subsidy for the Stadium by $750,00 per year, for so-called “community” events.
This is such bad news on many levels.
It helps to disguise Stadium losses.
As Cr Thomson says, it helps to “lock in a high cost mode of operation” for the Stadium.
For other venues in the city, such as the Edgar Centre and Moana Pool, everyone pays.
But selected groups will get to use the Stadium for free. But they will have to compete with each other to suck up to the Council and DVML for the privilege.
Paul Orders says that it is “a holding position” till the wider review. Yeah, right.
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