Sur­vey seeks di­rec­tion for park­ing op­tions

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Busi­ness own­ers, re­tail­ers and com­mu­nity groups are be­ing asked their opin­ion of how Baw Baw Shire should ex­pand car park­ing in the War­ragul cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict.

The sur­vey, which closes on Thursday, is part of coun­cil’s ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion for a mul­ti­deck car park in the CBD.

Full pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion of car park­ing op­tions will be un­der­taken early next year.

Out­comes of the sur­vey will en­able coun­cil to con­firm ex­pec­ta­tions re­gard­ing the ex­tent of car park­ing prob­lems in War­ragul; who is re­spon­si­ble for solv­ing the prob­lem and who will ben­e­fit from in­creased car park­ing. The sur­vey asks: What pri­or­ity should coun­cil give to solv­ing pub­lic car park­ing prob­lems in the War­ragul CBD.

Who should sup­ply new car park­ing – the pub­lic, CBD work­ers, CBD vis­i­tors, busi­ness own­ers or coun­cil.

The main ben­e­fits of more car park­ing.

The sur­vey also asks how park­ing should be man­aged in the CBD such as short-term park­ing re­stric­tions, in­tro­duc­tion of paid park­ing and pro­vid­ing CBD perime­ter park­ing on lower val­ued land.

Other so­lu­tions that could be con­sid­ered in­clude car share pro­grams, a bush shut­tle ser­vice and in­creas­ing pub­lic trans­port op­tions.

The sur­vey states coun­cil may con­sider part­ner­ing with a pri­vate de­vel­oper to de­liver pub­lic car park­ing as­sets for the CBD un­der a com­mer­cial ar­range­ment.

Com­mer­cial ar­range­ments could in­clude a coun­cil con­tri­bu­tion to the con­struc­tion or pur­chase of a car park in which coun­cil will; re­tain own­er­ship; or, an an­nu­ity style in­vest­ment such as a rent or lease agree­ment.

The aim of the sur­vey is to ad­dress and dis­cuss key is­sues of car park­ing in the town cen­tre and how best to solve them.

Coun­cil hopes re­sponses will help to shape site anal­y­sis and as­sist to pre­pare a busi­ness case.

A man and wo­man were air­lifted to the Al­fred Hospi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tions on Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing a head on col­li­sion in Drouin.

Po­lice said it ap­peared a ve­hi­cle had drifted onto the wrong side of the road on Princes Way near Robin Hood Way at about 10am, col­lid­ing with an­other ve­hi­cle.

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