Safer town belt requested

Action is needed to make tracks through Dunedin's town belt safer and more usable for walkers.

Dunedin Amenities Society member Paul Pope said he had submitted on the need for work on a "town belt traverse'' three years running, but was disappointed little progress had been made towards making it a permanent trail.

The council needed to look at roads which ran through the town belt to make the area safer.

He also called on the council to take better care of parks and streets around the city, which were covered in too much litter.

"Dunedin really does need to lift our game.''

Cr Jinty MacTavish asked Mr Pope if he was aware parks, recreation and aquatics group manager Richard Saunders was investigating potential council actions on a town belt traverse.

Mr Pope said he was, but it had taken the council too long to get on to it.

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