Bright park plan
Community feedback needed to address town centre concerns
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 email@example.com. gov. au or by calling the council on 03 5755 0555.
Feedback is required by October 27.