Bright park plan

Com­mu­nity feed­back needed to ad­dress town cen­tre con­cerns

Alpine Observer - - Front Page - By JUSTIN JENVEY

ALPINE Shire Coun­cil is set to be­gin de­vel­op­ing a com­pre­hen­sive car park­ing plan for Bright.

Lo­cal res­i­dents will be in­vited to pro­vide feed­back on the plan that will sup­port the con­tin­ued eco­nomic growth of Bright and its rep­u­ta­tion as a pop­u­lar tourism and events draw­card.

Alpine Shire as­sets di­rec­tor Will Jeremy said the coun­cil was look­ing to de­velop a plan that sets out clear ac­tions to ad­dress the cur­rent and fu­ture park­ing demands within the town cen­tre.

“We know that Bright is a great town in which to live, work and visit which has a va­ri­ety of car park­ing op­tions,” he said.

“How­ever, we also know that dur­ing our busy times there is very strong de­mand for town cen­tre park­ing. “We fre­quently have con­cerns raised with us about an in­creas­ing dif­fi­culty in find­ing a con­ve­nient car park.

“It seems that our suc­cess as be­ing a great place to be has pre­sented us with some chal­lenges.”

The coun­cil al­lo­cated $10,000 in this year’s bud­get to com­plete the car park­ing plan af­ter hear­ing the con­cerns of busi­ness own­ers and resi- dents in the past 18 months.

Ear­lier this year Mr Jere­mey said the coun­cil would pos­si­bly look at turn­ing an area across from Cen­te­nary Park on the Back Ger­man­town Road into a large car park while also im­prov­ing sig­nage and re-mark­ing park­ing spa­ces to max­imise the num­ber avail­able.

Mr Jeremy said the key would be to strike a bal­ance be­tween ad­e­quate car park­ing dur­ing peak pe­ri­ods but not too many that they would be un­der­utilised in qui­eter times.

As a first step in de­vel­op­ing the plan, the coun­cil will be hold­ing two drop-in ses­sions next week to al­low the peo­ple to have their say on car park­ing around Bright.

Th­ese ses­sions will al­low par­tic­i­pants the chance to pro­vide feed­back based on their ex­pe­ri­ences. In ad­di­tion, peo­ple can make a sub­mis­sion to Alpine Shire Coun­cil on the is­sues and op­por­tu­ni­ties that they see with park­ing in and around Bright.

The drop-in ses­sions will be held on Tues­day (Oc­to­ber 17) at Bright Li­brary 10.30am12.30pm and 4-6pm.

Com­ments can be pro­vided by email to info@alpineshire.vic. gov. au or by call­ing the coun­cil on 03 5755 0555.

Feed­back is re­quired by Oc­to­ber 27.

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