CHURCHILL ST PARKING
Frustrated local wants retailers to park on Churchill St
CONCERNED local and long-time resident Kevin Reepsdorff has had enough of driving around Childers trying to find a carpark on Churchill St. He believes there are a few business owners and employees parking their cars on Churchill St and he is frustrated.
Mr Reepsdorff said the article in Town and Country a few weeks ago asked for cars to be parked in Crescent St has made no difference – staff cars are preventing locals and travellers from stopping.
“You will see the same cars parked out the front of business, day after day,” he said.
After 9am on any given week day in Childers, Churchill St is a nightmare to find parking and residents are left driving in circles waiting for a car space.
The Chamber of Commerce suggested a possible solution is to park in Crescent St.
Mr Reepsdorff said parking on Crescent St is in the best interest for business; if shoppers can’t park, they won’t spend.
“Is it really too far for people to walk? If I can park there so can everyone else.”
Bundaberg is currently testing a monitoring system of parked cars in Bourbong St and Mr Reepsdorff would like to see a similar system installed to reduce all-day parking in Childers.
Childers Chamber of Commence has been in touch with Bundaberg Regional Council in regards to solving parking issues on the main street.
A spokesman for the Chamber of Commerce said the trials in Bundaberg need to be reviewed before the system can be installed and tested in Childers or around the region.
Tourism is a major source of income for many business operators in Childers and with limited parking available, business owners are encouraged to park on Crescent St.
Frustrated locals would like to see Crescent St car park used by all the business owners and staff cars, to free up more spots on Churchill St.
All-day parking is a growing concern for many business owners as customers take their business elsewhere.
“The all-day parking is meant for shoppers and not the retailers, it’s just not good enough,” he said.
Mr Reepsdorff is passionate about the community he lives in and would like to see a little more co-operation from business owners.
The all-day parking is meant for shoppers and not the retailers; it’s just not good enough.
EMPTY: Kevin Reepsdorff wants business owners to park in Crescent St.