The developers of a proposed subdivision near Alexandra want to turn a derelict vineyard into a landscape that is "aesthetically pleasing" a hearing panel has heard. "This is not outstanding iconic pristine Central Otago landscape, but rather a barren wasteland. "I still have a concern in terms of traffic safety—children will logically be moving to Dunstan Rd across the [Otago Central] rail trail." Some residents who live near the proposed subdivision spoke at the hearing.Most of the residents were not completely for or against the subdivision, but said they had concerns about wastewater and domestic water. Alexandra Clyde and Districts Business Group chairman Barry Hambleton submitted that the subdivision could help Central Otago businesses and make the area more attractive.
Source: Otago Daily Times December 14, 2017 17:03 UTC