Change of plans for Whitby funds

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

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.

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