Preliminary council decision
In June 2007, DCC changed its long-term plan to include money for the proposed stadium. However, the council said it wouldn't make its final decision on the stadium until December 2007, when the Trust would provide more feasibility information. DCC agreed to pay $5.6 million for that information by September.
DCC continued looking into the best ways to fund its contribution to the stadium since it felt that residents should not carry the full burden through an increase in their rates (property tax for funding local services). According to the council's calculations, the burden for each ratepayer would be around $66 a year, based on an average house value of $289,000.