John Wilson Drive

Drive to reopen; debate over speed

Drive to reopen; debate over speed

After years of going around in circles, the Dunedin City Council yesterday decided to reopen John Wilson Ocean Dr to vehicles.

Discussion on drive stalled

The latest Dunedin City Council discussion about future vehicle access on John Wilson Ocean Dr was yesterday put off until late October.

Flat Ocean Drive top training spot

Flat Ocean Drive top training spot

Sled dogs and skiers could become a regular feature of John Wilson Ocean Dr in Dunedin if one submitter to the Dunedin City Council's annual plan/long-term planning process gets his wish.

Councillors set to decide Ocean Dr debate

Councillors set to decide Ocean Dr debate

The two-and-a-half-year debate over the future of John Wilson Ocean Dr in Dunedin could be about to come to an end.

Chair men disagree over ocean drive access

Chair men disagree over ocean drive access

Two men, two wheelchairs - and two very different views of the future of John Wilson Ocean Dr, at St Kilda, in Dunedin.

Ocean drive debate revs up

Ocean drive debate revs up

There were impassioned pleas and an angry walk-out as debate over the closure of Dunedin's scenic John Wilson Ocean Dr to motorists showed no signs of dying down yesterday.

John Wilson Drive

Sunday afternoon John Wilson Drive - 50 people walking, 5 jogging, children riding scooters and bikes and 300 metres of parking available for those that want to park and enjoy the view, which is unobstructed and better (in my opinion) that being able to park at the top of the drive as it has high fences. 

A win win for all.

Last-minute lobbying led to council U-turn on drive

Last-minute lobbying led to council U-turn on drive

Debate over the future of John Wilson Ocean Dr in Dunedin was "skewed" by last-minute lobbying by those opposed to seeing vehicles return to the road, a city councillor says.

Staged Ocean Dr work rejected

A plan to stage redevelopment of the long-running and controversial John Wilson Ocean Dr project over three years was lost at this weeks' Dunedin City Council council draft annual plan meeting, despite a last-minute push by deputy mayor Chris Staynes.

Cost of reopening road may double

Cost of reopening road may double

The long-running saga over the future of Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr has taken another twist, with the cost of reopening the road likely to double to nearly $500,000.

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