Parking concerns locals
Discussion to improve business
CHURCHILL St in Childers has recently seen the completion of the beautiful streetscape and as a result the number of car parking places has been reduced.
Concerned with the parking issues on the main street, the Childers Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Bundaberg Regional Council in regards to the possible introduction of timed street parking.
Childers Chamber of Commerce president Rennie Cini said more locals should consider parking in Crescent St as the car park was underutilised by the community.
“The chamber of commerce has identified that timed parking of a maximum of two hours during the period of 8.30am to 2pm weekdays between Stewart St and Broadhurst St would greatly benefit the business community.” Mr Cini said.
The chamber is interested in receiving community feedback and ideas to improve the parking concerns raised.
There are many benefits to the town in having timed parking and the chamber would like to share its views with the wider community:
BRC has created alternative parking located in Crescent St.
The recent completion of the streetscape has reduced the number of parking spots available.
Timed parking will make available more spaces for visitors to town and also customers to businesses.
Shop owners and their employees parking in front of their business or another all day impacts all businesses economically.
Having spaces available for visitors will entice more people to stop in town and spend their money.
Mr Cini said hopefully the chamber could create some communication between members of the community and business owners and perhaps spark a debate into solving the parking issues.
He said the chamber would be running an education campaign via social media to engage with the community and encourage constructive feedback and ideas.
“We need to improve the congestion to entice more visitors to our town,” he said.
PARK UP: Business owner and Childers Chamber of Commerce president Rennie Cini is concerned with parking issues on Churchill St as the Crescent St car park sits empty.