Park­ing law re­think

Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

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.

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