Dunedin Television|On Demand - Freeview|HD Channel 39 - Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Embargo lifted on next year's budget

The embargo has been lifted on the DCC's budget for the next financial year, revealing a draft rate rise of 2.8%.

Dunedin's once burgeoning debt has peaked and begun a slow decrease, as 20 years of spending ends, and the city concentrates on saving money.

But while Mayor Dave Cull says services will not be cut, a sinking lid policy for council staff is just one of the effects of the budget.

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