So­lu­tion in hand for Ap­pin Street park­ing

Ques­tions on Ovens St and gar­dens plan

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

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.

The central busi­ness district is of vi­tal im­por­tance to the vi­brancy of our city and the WE wel­come your let­ters to the Ed­i­tor. Pri­or­ity is given to typed/emailed let­ters un­der 250 words. Ev­ery let­ter must have your full name, ad­dress and a day­time phone con­tact num­ber sup­plied for ver­i­fi­ca­tion pur­poses. Any let­ter may be edited for rea­sons of space, con­tent or leg­i­bil­ity. Let­ters are pub­lished with the au­thor’s name and town/lo­cal­ity.

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