The transformation of Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr into a
shared space for walkers, cyclists and motorists is likely to
cost less than $1 million, but the results could be "quite
magnificent", Dunedin City Council staff say.
It seems extraordinary that by the time the future of
Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr is secure, years will have
passed from the moment in 2006 when the road was closed
"temporarily" to allow unimpeded construction of the city's
extended sewage outfall.
The Dunedin City Council's hearings
committee faces a difficult decision, after passionate
arguments on both sides about the future use of John Wilson
Ocean Dr, committee chairman Cr Colin Weatherall says.
Vandalism to gates on John Wilson Ocean Dr, in Dunedin, has
ranged from people using bolt cutters to break padlocks to
others attaching chains between the gate and their car,
tearing it from its hinges.