9 Apr 2013

Dunedin luxury hotel decision expected in June

6:58 pm on 9 April 2013

A panel deciding on resource consents for a luxury waterfront hotel and aparment complex planned for Dunedin has given itself two months to decide.

The Dunedin City Council-appointed panel has held three weeks of public hearings into the controversial 28-storey glass tower proposed for the Steamer Basin.

More than 500 written submissions were received about the plan, with all but 50 opposing it.

The panel has twice requested more information from developer Betterways Advisory Ltd about the building's effects on the South Island city's landscape, but the company has refused to provide some information.

The panel said on Tuesday it does not require any more information and is closing the hearings.

It is extending the deadline for a decision on the consents until 4 June with the developer's approval.