Long uncut grass annoys Roslyn neighbours

Safety will not be compromised by the Dunedin City Council’s revised approach to mowing grass verges in some areas amid budget constraints, a senior manager says.

The council has pushed out the frequency of roadside mowing in places and, in others, verges are being cut around the edges only.

This prompted community comment about increased fire risk, but council climate and city growth general manager Scott MacLean said the situation was being managed responsibly, and this included managing transport budgets.

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