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.

The council's community development committee was set to consider a report from council staff recommending councillors not support two ideas suggested for the road, which has been closed since 2006, when the Tahuna outfall was constructed.

The ideas were to install a barrier arm for limited swipe-card access to the road, or to close it completely and install a skate strip for ski-dog training.

However, councillors were sidetracked by a separate recommendation to reduce the proposed speed limit on the drive from 30kmh to 20kmh.

That discussion was intended to take place at the full council meeting on October 29.

Councillors decided it made more sense to discuss everything at the same time, and without enough information on the implications of a speed limit change, decided to defer the discussion to the council meeting on October 29.


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