Change of plans for Whitby funds
Whitby’s extra $15,000 of Village Planning funding will not go towards a parking survey, as originally suggested.
After concerns about the fairness of Whitby’s allocated fund of $12,000, it was boosted to $27,000 at a July meeting, which reassessed the Village Planning budget.
While Lakeside parking was initially Whitby’s top priority, the Whitby Residents Association has decided to put the project on hold.
The $ 15,000 would instead go towards information signs and maps in the suburb, chairman Geoff Mowday said.
Whitby’s parking needs would be reassessed after a revamp of the suburb’s shops finished in the next year or so, Mr Mowday said.
It was possible a new supermarket at Duck Creek and new mall shops would ease a Lakeside parking shortage, although the suburb’s growing population was likely to continue to put pressure on car parks, Mr Mowday said.