Russel Lund

Russel Lund

My company, Lund has successfully built over 400 projects in and around Dunedin over 25 years. Commercial construction is a tough game, and to succeed you have to have a very firm focus. I’m bringing that focus onto council housing, supporting heritage, improving council processes, and improving its overall financial position. I’m recognised nationally for my construction contract expertise and I want to help Council improve its misguided contracting processes to produce significant savings. I have greater expertise than any other candidate in relation to the current funding and delivery of social housing, and I want Council to increase the number of new housing it has planned over the next 10 years – which is zero! I have specific proposals to achieve this. Most importantly, we must take control of the perilous situation around Aurora and the overall DCC debt, which will unless resolved will lead to huge rises in electricity lines charges. This, plus the current rate rises planned, will make living in our city unaffordable to many.