Plans to create additional parking
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.