Maori Road – Protecting Dunedin’s Scenic Values
The Dunedin Amenities Society have grown increasingly concerned at the damage vehicles make to the edges of the forest that runs along Maori Road in the Town Belt. Some of the areas have become recreational drag strips that reduce the scenic qualities of the Town Belt. Scenic vandalism may “spin the wheels” of some elements in Dunedin City but the gradual erosion of the Town Belt edges devalues the reserve and negates the positive impacts the Town Belt provides for the city. To improve the Maori Road area, the Society suggests that redundant areas of space adjacent to the road be gradually restored with vegetation and landscape elements that provides a scenic drive that the city can take pride in.