Heritage clash harbour

Given the strength of opposition with any development that clashes with existing heritage buildings and precincts this is a radical proposal for harbour redevelopment:


Video view and details at Our future?

The cost of such a design could be a killer, even if people accept the futuristic look.

My first impressions are not favourable, it seems to be quite out of kilter with the strengths of Dunedin’s appeal.

This is, believe it or not, a pedestrian bridge over the railway line.


But it is unlikely to happen, it will be opposed, it will struggle to get RMA approval, and finance it will be difficult to afford.




  1. chrism56

     /  November 11, 2017

    Is it intended that the major financial contributor to this will be DCC, the same Council that can’t afford to fix the storm water system in St Kilda?

  2. Ray

     /  November 11, 2017

    Dunedin is not only the closest city to me it is my favourite but I dispair for its future with the present non-sayers in charge or those whose voices are aloud to stop just about any positive progress.

    • David

       /  November 11, 2017

      Most of those against any kind of development in Dunedin would describe themselves as ‘progressives’. Odd.

  3. Corky

     /  November 11, 2017

    That development is far too cool for New Zealand. And there’s no Maori representation.
    That’s an RMA no-no. To be fair, Frank Lloyd Wright would take some convincing. The flow aspect would be a little too disjointed for his liking.

  4. David

     /  November 11, 2017

    I’m sure construction will start very shortly, just as soon as those massive oil reservoirs are drilled and producing. A few Greens might need to be put up in front of the wall before that goes ahead, but a small price to pay….