6 May 2009

Litigant told stadium injunction application not necessary

10:56 am on 6 May 2009

An opponent of the Dunedin Stadium project is determined to have an application heard for an interim injunction, despite being informed that it is not necessary.

Former Queenstown property developer Basil Walker is seeking a judicial review of a $37.5 million contribution by the Otago Regional Council to the $198 million project which is intended to replace Carisbrook stadium.

At the High Court in Dunedin on Wednesday, Justice French told Mr Walker that the judicial review could be heard next Wednesday, which meant an interim injunction was not needed.

Counsel for the regional council, Alistair Logan, said the injunction application was redundant, as the council is not contributing any money to the project until August.

Mr Walker is representing himself. He said he wanted to proceed.

The hearing was adjourned until 2pm.