Parking in Airlie
Airlie the lovely tourist town now – has any thought been given to parking – what can you do in one hour?
I live in Airlie, my dentist and doctor are here, and it is rare to get out mostly in much less than an hour; forget about having a coffee.
Port of Airlie is new, see the dress shops, try the cafes, I’ve been going since it was opened.
I have told friends I will no longer meet them as I refuse to pay parking fees.
Not mean – I pay some of the highest rates in Australia.
On principle, that quaint and archaic word. (About time we discussed residential parking permits).
Rellies were here, and hadn’t seen the street finished. They thought it marvellous.
We wanted to stroll its length then shop and have a leisurely lunch.
My cousin had a bad foot and we talked on and on where to drop us and then go and park.
They said “ah forget it we’ll have a sandwich at the caravan”.
So there was $80-100 loss to an eatery and what else? I’m surprised traders aren’t up in arms.
I spend a lot of money and time in Airlie and had my pet parking spots.
I didn’t have to clock watch. I won’t be moving every hour in a vehicle, with temperatures hitting 40-50 degrees celsius in summer or be using taxis that I swear cost more than London black cabs.
So are you going to kill the golden goose? Various councils have had their hands in its feathers for years. Caro F Wood AIRLIE BEACH