Parking law rethink
THE City of Kwinana is focusing on improving parking after a significant number of concerns were raised by community members.
The council resolved to review its local law on parking and parking facilities and approved the Wellard precinct parking strategy at its meeting on Wednesday, May 9.
The City is now inviting the community to formally comment on its draft parking local law, which will be out for public comment until Tuesday, July 17.
The approval of the Wellard parking strategy will result in the introduction of parking restrictions being introduced in the Wellard central business district.
Mayor Carol Adams said these actions aimed to address parking issues that were raised by concerned community members, as well as address the high volume of cautions issued to combat inappropriate parking activity in the City.
“We have heard the concerns from the community and local businesses in regards to parking issues and the draft parking local law provides us with an opportunity to formalise the community’s feedback so that we can regulate the parking of vehicles within specified thoroughfares, verges and reserves in an effort to make these areas safer for our community,” she said.
“The Wellard precinct strategy ensures that a section of The Strand, Chiswick Parade and Runnymede Gate will have parking restrictions applied Mondays to Fridays between 7am to 6pm.”
The strategy, which will be reviewed after six months, encourages short-term parking and “dynamic” vehicle movements that allow for better activation and accessibility of the local businesses by reducing train commuters occupying parking bays all day.