Res­i­dents to help with park­ing plan

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Aaron Cor­lett

THE City of South Perth is look­ing for help from res­i­dents to shape a park­ing plan around the South Perth Sta­tion Precinct.

Up to 10 res­i­dents have been in­vited to join a work­ing party to help de­velop the Park­ing Man­age­ment Plan, which will act as guide for the coun­cil.

The precinct is lo­cated be­tween Richardson and Dar­ley streets to the south and east, and Scott Street and Frasers Lane to the north.

The plan aims to iden­tify changes that need to be made to the ex­ist­ing park­ing man­age­ment and to look at any fu­ture re­quire­ments for park­ing.

Mayor Sue Do­herty said the plan was es­sen­tial for the man­age­ment of the lim­ited num­ber of park­ing spa­ces around the precinct.

“One of the key aims is to en­sure that pri­or­ity is pro­vided for those who are ei­ther liv­ing in or vis­it­ing the precinct over those who choose to park in South Perth and then com­mute to the CBD,” she said.

“As the pop­u­la­tion and vol­ume of traf­fic mov­ing through the City and South Perth Sta­tion Precinct in­creases, un­der­tak­ing proper plan­ning and ef­fec­tively manag­ing park­ing is crit­i­cal.

“The devel­op­ment of a Park­ing Man­age­ment Plan for the precinct aims to ad­dress cur­rent and fu­ture park­ing needs while work­ing to­wards min­imis­ing con­ges­tion.”

Ms Do­herty said the 10 peo­ple on the work­ing party must live within the precinct or close by.

“Ide­ally the mem­bers of the work­ing party will have lo­cal knowl­edge of the park­ing situation but have an open mind to con­sider other points of view and em­brace the chal­lenge as a team rather than a group of in­di­vid­u­als with a sin­gle agenda,” she said.

“The res­i­dents re­spond­ing to the in­vi­ta­tion will pro­vide a brief syn­op­sis of the chal­lenge that will be fac­ing them and how they can make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion.

“The work­ing party will also in­volve the wider com­mu­nity by seek­ing their opin­ions, views and ideas at work­shops and via writ­ten sub­mis­sions.”

Con­tact 9474 0777 or en­quiries@south­ by Au­gust 12 to join the work­ing party.

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