25 Feb 2016

Dunedin council company still waiting for payment over subdivision

11:25 am on 25 February 2016

A Dunedin City councillor says the public has been kept in the dark for too long about a council company owed millions of dollars from a subdivision.

Details are emerging of the $13 million owed to Delta for its work on roads and sewerage at the stalled Yaldhurst Village subdivision in Christchurch.

Councillor Hilary Calvert said it was time the public was told the full story of Delta's Yaldhurst saga, and who was responsible.

She said after a year of questions, it was still not clear whether the company had lost $13 million or $24 million and what it had been doing about it.

But Dunedin mayor Dave Cull said nothing dodgy or illegal had happened, just complicated proceedings to get Delta paid.

Mr Cull said the case was at a very sensitive stage, and councillors stirring up the story were undermining their own company's efforts to get the money back.