Parking plan worries residents
NEDLANDS Mayor Max Hipkins says angry residents have hit back at suggestions that Asquith Park could be developed into parking for the adjacent Mt Claremont Village Shopping Centre.
Councillor Leo McManus’s elected member’s motion to allocate $5000 for City of Nedlands staff to investigate provision of at least 16 parking bays in the residential block at the corner of Rochdale Road and Asquith Street was approved 6-3 at a committee meeting last week.
“This caused a lot of concern to residents, especially those who exercise their dogs at the park,” Mr Hipkins said.
“If the lot was used as a parking area, then it would satisfy a parking demand at the shops.
“However, I feel that more could be done with rationalisation, such as limiting three-hour parking to 15 or 30 minutes in current bays.”
The committee recommendation will be considered at council on December 15.