Busy time at air­port

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor

Peo­ple have no doubt no­ticed the build­ing works at the air­port re­cently.

This has re­quired the tem­po­rary clo­sure of some of the short-term park­ing area, which means a longer walk to the ter­mi­nal.

There is a va­ri­ety of work tak­ing place at the carparks, in­clud­ing putting in a new pas­sen­ger drop-off or “kiss-and-ride” lane.

This new lane needs to be a cer­tain dis­tance from the build­ing for se­cu­rity rea­sons.

Be­tween this lane and the ter­mi­nal planter boxes, sun­shades and new high-qual­ity paving will be put in to pro­vide seat­ing, shel­ter and to make the area bet­ter for air­port users.

This will also make the area more at­trac­tive.

In ad­di­tion we are im­prov­ing the carpark en­try and exit gates to re­duce those tight turns and make the carpark safer to leave.

There has been con­sid­er­able dis­rup­tion to carpark users at the air­port as these works progress but the City has de­cided to ex­tend free park­ing from 30 min­utes to a full hour.

I am sure the com­mu­nity will be happy to know that at the May meet­ing, coun­cil­lors voted to make this one-hour free park­ing per­ma­nent.

There’s time now to grab a cof­fee be­fore you see those vis­i­tors off.

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