Park­ing crack­down mea­sures ap­proved

Otago Daily Times - - REGIONS - DAISY HUD­SON

A RAFT of mea­sures aimed at crack­ing down on park­ing in Frank­ton have been given the goa­head by Queen­stown’s coun­cil.

At a full Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil meet­ing yes­ter­day, coun­cil­lors ap­proved a rec­om­men­da­tion to in­tro­duce new park­ing re­stric­tions in the streets near Frank­ton’s bus hub.

Those streets are Boyes Cres, Wil­mot Ave, Dou­glas St, Robertson St, Lake Ave, Ste­wart St and Yewlett Cres.

A re­port to coun­cil­lors stated the re­stric­tions were aimed at bal­anc­ing safety mea­sures and the com­mu­nity’s wishes, while main­tain­ing park­ing pro­vi­sion.

Fur­ther changes and is­sues may be ex­plored in the Frank­ton mas­ter plan, which is ex­pected to go to coun­cil­lors at the end of July.

Frank­ton Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Glyn Lew­ers spoke dur­ing the pub­lic fo­rum sec­tion of the meet­ing.

He said the con­sul­ta­tion process with the coun­cil had been good, and they could not make every­body happy.

‘‘We’d say ap­prove this, get on with it, and paint some lines.’’

Mayor Jim Boult called the changes ‘‘a good step in the right di­rec­tion’’.

Cr Craig Fer­gu­son said the coun­cil should not lose sight of the safety of chil­dren, par­tic­u­larly around cross­ing roads to get to school.

The rec­om­men­da­tion was ap­proved unan­i­mously.

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