New Plymouth District Council approves $50 million Yarrow Stadium upgrade

Despite vociferous opposition the New Plymouth District Council has signed off on a $50 million repair and upgrade of Yarrow Stadium.

The council operates Yarrow and is a signatory to the Taranaki Stadium Trust, and an extraordinary meeting today faced a 'yes' or 'no' vote to approve the transaction.

The Taranaki Regional Council owns the stadium via the trust and has approved the repair.

Five councillors voted no and a series of public deputations urged council to find a different way.

The vote was won nine to five.

South Taranaki District mayor Ross Dunlop told the meeting he wanted a basic $33m repair only.

He told the council to delay the vote and seek further discussions with the regional council.

Both the stadium’s covered stands are prone to earthquake damage and unusable.
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