Dunedin $100m hotel bid off to court

By Chris Morris

An artist's impression of the Dunedin hotel idea
An artist's impression of the Dunedin hotel idea

The company bidding to build a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin is taking its fight to the Environment Court.

The decision by Betterways Advisory Ltd was confirmed by its director, Dunedin lawyer Steve Rodgers, yesterday.

Mr Rodgers told the Otago Daily Times the grounds for the appeal were "the whole decision" by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee.

"We think the whole decision is wrong."

The decision came after Betterways' bid to build the 27-storey hotel was rejected by the hearings committee on July 5.

The committee, chaired by Cr Colin Weatherall, cited a lack of information from the developers, concerns about the hotel's 96m height and the impact it would have on its surroundings.

Mr Rodgers said the team behind the hotel bid had obtained "significant legal advice" before deciding to appeal.

- Otago Daily Times

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