The Dunedin Amenities Society

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The Society has for the last two years continued to lobby the Dunedin City Council over the illegal use  of the Town Belt as a parking area. The Society have stressed to the Council their obligations under the Reserves Act 1977 to ensure the protection of the Town Belt as an important landscape and ecological area. The Otago Daily Times has reported that enforcement will be undertaken to ensure that this blight on… Read More

Its been 60 years since the Dunedin Ameities Society brought Craigieburn and in the International Year of Biodiversity we have something to celebrate!

In Dunedin we undersell our landscape and heritage assets that devalues the experience of visiting these areas. Paul Pope addressed the Amenities Society and discussed the need to improve and invest in or landscape for positive community and
economic growth.

The Dunedin Amenities Society took the opportunity to submit on the closure of John Wilson Drive. The Society feels that in the wider interests of the Reserve that the Drive should be altered to protect the dunes for the safeguarding of South Dunedin in the wake of climatic change. The submisison is attached for people to read and digest. Submission on John Wilson Drive

The Society has completed the mapping of the Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) vine in the areas adjacent  to the Town Belt. What it has found is disturbing with nearly 200 sites in and around the Belt. Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) is a significant threat to the health of the Town Belt and its forest composition. Its prolific seed production make it a very serious pest plant and one thats needs eradication from… Read More