Plans to cre­ate ad­di­tional park­ing

Alpine Observer - - News -

MORE car park­ing spa­ces in the town cen­tre, in­creased one-hour and 15-minute park­ing zones and im­proved lay­outs in off street car parks are among the rec­om­men­da­tions of the draft Bright Car Park­ing Plan.

The plan has been drafted fol­low­ing com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion last Oc­to­ber from two pub­lic drop in ses­sions while 20 writ­ten sub­mis­sions and other data has also been col­lected by Alpine Shire Coun­cil

The draft plan iden­ti­fies key im­prove­ments to help im­prove park­ing avail­abil­ity dur­ing busy pe­ri­ods, sup­port walk­ing and cy­cling and en­sure car park­ing in the town cen­tre meets the needs of the com­mu­nity.

One of the big­gest pro­pos­als is to im­ple­ment one-hour and 15-minute park­ing in high occupancy ar­eas of Ire­land, Barnard and Gavin streets.

For­mal­is­ing 40 spa­ces along Mount­bat­ten Av­enue and line mark park­ing bays in Wood Street are among other strate­gies while coun­cil will also look to im­prove the lay­out of the Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s carpark, Burke Street carpark and the carpark be­hind the Si­b­ley Sound Shell.

There are also plans to up­grade pedes­trian con­nec­tions be­tween off-street carparks in town and im­prove cy­cling con­nec­tions with a pos­si­ble ad­di­tion of a bi­cy­cle con­traflow lane down Camp Street.

Alpine Shire Coun­cil is hold­ing a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion this af­ter­noon.

The draft will also be avail­able on­line for pub­lic feed­back.

Di­rec­tor assets Will Jeremy said coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing Bright res­i­dents to at­tend the in­for­ma­tion ses­sion and pro­vide feed­back on the draft plan.

“We will take all feed­back into ac­count be­fore the fi­nal draft is pre­sented to coun­cil,” he said.

“The plan is about en­sur­ing that we are sup­ply­ing and manag­ing car park­ing in a way that best serves the needs of the Bright com­mu­nity.”

Peo­ple can view the park­ing plan at the Bright Coun­cil Cham­bers be­tween 4pm and 5.30pm to­day with a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion to fol­low.

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