Back to the draw­ing board for Lind­field Vil­lage Green car park

Monthly Chronicle - - News -

It’s back to the draw­ing board for plan­ners and traf­fic en­gi­neers af­ter Ku-ring-gai Coun­cil­lors voted to scrap the park­ing ar­range­ments for Lind­field Vil­lage Green.

Fol­low­ing the tabling of a May­oral Minute at a coun­cil meet­ing, as well as var­i­ous im­pas­sioned pleas from the pub­lic, coun­cil­lors voted for of­fi­cers to have an­other go at al­lo­cat­ing suf­fi­cient short-term car spa­ces on the east­ern side of the Pa­cific High­way.

And it’s now look­ing likely Coun­cil will go to Trans­port for NSW for more money to al­lo­cate com­muter car park­ing on both sides of the High­way.

The Monthly Chron­i­cle has con­sis­tently high­lighted the in­ad­e­qua­cies of the two lev­els of un­der­ground park­ing - to pro­vide 80 short-term spa­ces on tier one, and 100 on tier two for com­muters, a 40% re­duc­tion on what’s there al­ready.

“I pro­pose that staff in­ves­ti­gate in­creas­ing un­der­ground short term park­ing spa­ces while main­tain­ing the pro­posed com­muter park­ing,” said Mayor An­der­son, “in­clud­ing the fea­si­bil­ity, cost, and traf­fic im­pli­ca­tions of con­struct­ing a third level of base­ment park­ing.”

Sug­ges­tions by Coun­cil are that a third level of park­ing could pro­vide ap­prox­i­mately 140 short stay spa­ces on lev­els one and two, and 100 com­muter spa­ces over part of level two and all of level three, with the third level cost­ing be­tween $5 mil­lion and $7 mil­lion.

Af­ter the meet­ing Lind­field restau­rant owner Scott Blamey said:“Hope­fully coun­cil will now le­git­i­mately con­sult with res­i­dents and busi­ness own­ers as part of the on­go­ing process, and true in­de­pen­dent re­ports re­gard­ing cur­rent park­ing and traf­fic flow will be conducted rather than the fab­ri­cated re­ports used for this DA.”

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