Solution in hand for Appin Street parking
Questions on Ovens St and gardens plan
IN reply to Matthew Maskell’s letter ( Chronicle, Friday, September 15) on Appin Street parking near the Wangaratta District Specialist School.
I believe council has this problem in hand, and yes they are going to seal the car park at the end of the street and use it.
I see the need to free up the street from all day parking, on both sides of the road, to allow a lot more pick up zone for the special needs children and their parents.
It will also allow for tradies, and elderly residents’ family and friends to park at different times during the day.
To answer Mr Maskell’s question of how council will distinguish between a school parent or just a visitor, there would be no need because our learned council can have time re-
RURAL City of Wangaratta councillors will tomorrow night consider plans for changes to Ovens Street and the adjoining King George Gardens.
It is recommended that council move forward with proposed changes, including replacing the current angle car parking with parallel parks - reducing the car parks, as I understand it, by 17 in total.
I don’t believe we should be losing these car parks, which are some of the most convenient, and shadiest in summer, within our city.
Council has offered little detail on the financial impact this proposed development will have on the central business district, except for a budget estimate of around $1.4 million.
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