Plans for some maintenance work on the Brighton Domain over
the next few weeks have been welcomed by the Saddle Hill
The board has been pushing for upgrades and maintenance at
the domain for years, after concerns about its appearance,
drainage and erosion in the area.
After talks with the Dunedin City Council's parks and reserve
team for more than six years, the board, in conjunction with
the community and domain users, had come up with a management
and development plan for the domain.
Board chairman Scott Weatherall said he met parks officer
Richard McAlevey at the domain recently and a list of jobs to
tidy up the area had been worked out.
Work would begin this week.
It was great the council had finally acknowledged some of the
work could be paid for from its maintenance budget, rather
than be treated as new capital expenditure, he said.
''It is the most committed I've seen the council for a long,
Once the work had been done, he looked forward to a report
from the council on the drainage situation.
Work time frame
Work to be done on Brighton Domain over the next few
• Install bollard posts either side of the ''danger cliff
edge'' sign at the northern end of domain to delineate the
undercut, and deter people from climbing it.
• Repair post and chain fence on east side of field.
• Add drain at end of car park to direct water away from
• Repair potholes at both ends of car park.
• Reshape road to direct water away from ponding areas. Add
gravel to potholes.
• Investigate broken field tiles.
• Trim vegetation to keep beach access clear at northern end.
Add gravel to steps.
• Trim vegetation back to fence on road edge on east side of
• Add two temporary wheelie bins to picnic table area at