Dunedin City Council

Also known as:

  • Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Ōtepoti

Dunedin City Council "provides a wide range of services and facilities for residents and visitors to the city. These include roads, rubbish and recycling, stormwater, wastewater, water supply, economic development, community housing, environmental health, civil defence, animal services, public toilets, cemeteries, parks and reserves, streetlights, playgrounds, sportsgrounds, swimming pools, walking tracks, gardens. It also funds these major facilities - Dunedin Public Libraries, Dunedin Centre, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin Chinese Garden, Olveston, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Moana Pool, Edgar Stadium, Dunedin Ice Stadium, Otago Museum and Toitū Otago Settlers Museum."

Public Art in Dunedin is managed by a Public Art Framework. "The Framework is part of the city-wide arts and culture strategy, Ara Toi Otepoti – Our Creative Future (Ara Toi). Ara Toi sets a vision of Dunedin as: ‘One of the world’s great small cities with arts and culture at its core.’

Our vision is that public art will help transform Dunedin into a place that is even more extraordinary. Through the Framework, the wish is to set high standards when it comes to creating great spaces that delight, intrigue and challenge those who venture into them. A strong public art programme will support the ambitions of Ara Toi; that is, to support the growth of Dunedin’s creative economy, connect communities with fresh thinking and imaginative solutions, and support access and inclusion by enabling everyone to freely experience great art in their public spaces."

Peter Nicholls, ‘Toroa’ (1989/2020), Crosswharf Reserve, CBD, Ōtepoti Dunedin

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021