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At the last meeting of Uio Trades and Industries Committee of the Otago .Expansion League, attended by Messrs F. W. Mitchell, John Wilson, Alex. Black, George Simpson, T. Glendining, E. Cameron, Tv. S. Ramsay, and E. An scorn be, it was deckled to request the executive to suggest that the matter of forming a townplanning committee bo taken in hand by the City Council along the lines of the suggestions made by Mr E, Anscombc. Mr Anscombo stated; The tame has surely arrived for the Expansion League to give the matter of a city plan for Dunedin serious consideration. I do not think a city is ready for expansion until something' has been done in that direction for it*> future development. Progressive cities the world over recognise that to properly provide for a city's future welfare a well-executed city plan is absolutely necessary. If our City is to .->*3 developed upon safe lines and in accordance with the lest ideals wa must have some definite plan before us—one that will give us a City in which all classes of people will prosper and in which everybody will desire to live. At present wo aro permitting this City to grow in an orderless and formless manner, while it only requires sufficient community patriotism to substitute order for disorder, and reason, common sense, and action for negligence and indifference. I think the league should move at once in this direction, and would suggest that the Mayor he interviewed and the suggestion made that tho City Council of Dunedin be requested to authorise the appointment of a commission, composed of members of that body and citizens, whoso duty it shall be to take up this question, to the end that the whole City may be fully informed as to what is contemplated in the plan for the future, so that an official plan of Dunedin may be produced that will have the endorsement and supj.vut of the whole community. Tho duties of the commission would do to inquire into existing conditions relative to traffic, streets, transportation, and freight facilities, tramway lines, parks, play grounds, public and private works, housing plans, plana of contemplated city buildings, and other kindred matters; also os to the i directum and character of the City’s probable future development and growth, both as to territory, population, and also industrially ; and to prepare and recommend a City plan or plans covering the above subjects, in preparation for the future of the City, to the end that its development and both its public and private works may be laid out and executed with intelligent foresight and consistency, and to the best advantage of its present and future inhabitants.

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TOWN PLANNING FOR DUNEDIN, Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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TOWN PLANNING FOR DUNEDIN Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914