Some DCC services to resume

Some of the Dunedin City Council’s services will restart next week as the city moves into Alert Level 3.

They include kerbside glass recycling, and key maintenance work such as the cleaning of mud-tanks, sweeping of gutters, cutting grass on the city’s sports fields and work at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Work on large-scale projects such as the Peninsula Connection will also increase again.

Surfers and swimmers will also be allowed back in the water, but Mayor Aaron Hawkins urged surfers to go only to their local beach.

Mountain bike tracks on council-owned land will also open for use, but riders should only use tracks to which they can bike or walk.

They should also only ride to their level of experience, to avoid accidents which could put emergency services at risk.

The city’s parks, reserves and walking tracks will remain open, and physical distancing should be observed. People can walk through playgrounds, but must not use play equipment.

Council facilities that will remain closed under Level 3 are the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, the Dunedin Chinese Garden, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Olveston, all Dunedin public libraries, Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Edgar Centre, Moana Pool, freedom camping sites and dog parks.

Free parking for motorists will also continue at on and off-street car parks, including the Moray Pl and Great King St car parking buildings.

Time limits and other restrictions will still apply, and enforcement will resume under Level 3.


The DCC still does not get it. Tourism is dead for the next 1-3 years, so why are we spending millions of $$ on the Peninsular Connection? Surely supporting local producers of food and essential services and Ratepayers who have lost income makes sense. While as you are at it, how about not paying non-essential DCC employees to sit around- the last 5 weeks shows we do not need them. Incompetence at all levels of the ORC & DCC because they can stick it to us as ratepayers.

How quaint, the Vandervis cheerleaders are out again.
This time one of their ranks claims that since DCC staff were off work for the last 5 weeks and nothing too urgent propped up, which we all know is incorrect now they are not needed.
Honestly these people need to get over their hatred for anything and everything the council dose, it is pathetic!

And you need to get over your hatred of Vandervis ..... and put some pants on.

The cycle way takes time to complete and now is the best time, with lower traffic volumes and a lack of tourism in which to do it. Once completed it'll get a lot of use from locals such as me,as well as the returning visitors. Plus wages paid to workers will be being spent locally, keeping up the local economy. If your solution, to sever non-essential workers from employment, were followed, you'd damage not just the workers and their families but also the rest of the local economy. Be careful what you wish for!

SteveC I agree with you. It's an ideal time to complete it for the reasons you state.

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