Park­ing bay limit mod­i­fied

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr and Tay­lar Amonini

Park­ing re­stric­tions in the Kar­ratha city cen­tre will be mod­i­fied to ex­tend 15-minute bay lim­its to night time and week­ends.

The cur­rent 15-minute bays be­tween the Pe­lago build­ings ap­ply only un­til 6pm, but un­der the changes will be ex­tended to 9pm and cover ev­ery day.

Changes were brought about af­ter a busi­ness owner in Pe­lago West re­quested the hours be ex­tended.

City of Kar­ratha of­fi­cers noted rangers would not be able to mon­i­tor the bays reg­u­larly af­ter 6pm, but the changes were passed by coun­cil any­way.

Taxi bays on Kar­ratha Ter­race will be turned into two-hour park­ing bays, with taxis to use the ser­vice bay on Sharpe Av­enue in­stead.

A Depart­ment of Trans­port re­quest for ded­i­cated bays for prac­ti­cal driver as­sess­ment out­side the Quar­ter was de­nied.

The move comes as the Town of Port Hed­land cans timed park­ing in the Port Hed­land CBD be­cause of less pa­tron­age.

Port Hed­land Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try re­quested the timed park­ing be re­moved as it had be­come a bur­den to lo­cal busi­ness.

Timed park­ing was in­tro­duced in Hed­land in 2014 be­cause of con­cerns cus­tomer park­ing bays were be­ing used by ve­hi­cles to park all day, thus lim­it­ing ac­cess for cus­tomers.

Those con­cerns are no longer held by the PHCCI.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Park­ing re­stric­tions in the Kar­ratha city cen­tre will be mod­i­fied.

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