Residents, businesses welcome foreshore parking backflip
City of Rockingham councillors have voted to bring parking times back to two hours along the city’s foreshore.
At last week’s council meeting, amendments to timed parking restrictions at the Waterfront Village were considered after community consultation.
The changes mean bays along Railway Terrace will become a mix of 30 minutes and two hours, but the 30-minute restrictions will only apply from noon-6pm. On Rockingham Beach Road, bays between Railway Terrace and Flinders Lane will revert to two hours with the addition of a five-minute dropoff bay.
City officers said the bays would cater to lunch diners and those wanting an extended stay at the foreshore. Despite recommendations for some three-hour bays along this strip between the zebra pedestrian crossing and Flinders Lane, these did not go ahead.
The bays in Val Street were also approved for two-hour limits, including some five-minute bays.