Pub­lic feed­back sought on street park­ing op­tions

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS - Chloe Fraser

Res­i­dents and landown­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to have their say on a po­ten­tial 104 new on- street park­ing op­tions pro­posed for res­i­den­tial streets by the City of Rock­ing­ham to com­pen­sate for a lack of park­ing at the fore­shore as a re­sult of on­go­ing re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion works.

At the De­cem­ber 19 City of Rock­ing­ham elec­tors’ meet­ing, Cr Joy Ste­wart made a mo­tion, which was passed unan­i­mously, for the City’s chief ex­ec­u­tive to in­ves­ti­gate fur­ther op­tions at the fore­shore to in­crease park­ing ca­pac­ity in the short term. At last Tues­day night’s coun­cil meet­ing, pre­lim­i­nary on­street park­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for May Street, Har­ri­son Street, Florence Street and Es­planade, were ap­proved to go out for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

A City re­port con­sid­ered on- street park­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties on streets within 250m or three min­utes walk­ing dis­tance of Rail­way Ter­race and the pro­posed Beach Plaza.

Pre­ferred op­tions will be sub­ject to com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion be­fore the mat­ter is re­ferred back to the coun­cil for ap­proval.

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