Canning council approve parking prohibitions near Westfield Carousel

The entrance to multi-storey parking off Leige Street at Westfield Carousel. Picture: Jon Hewson d482409
The entrance to multi-storey parking off Leige Street at Westfield Carousel. Picture: Jon Hewson d482409

THE City of Canning has backed the installation of parking prohibitions on the roads surrounding Westfield Carousel in an effort to tackle illicit kerbside parking.

The council approved parking prohibitions along Grose Avenue, Pattie Street, Cockram Street and Greenfield Street at its April 16 meeting.

The City has received complaints from local business owners about increased parking on verges and roads, which had risen following completion of Westfield Carousel’s re-development and their introduction of paid parking.

The increased parking created has cause congestion on the narrower roads, encouraged vehicles to drive over paths, and restricted access and sight lines for vehicles.

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Signs marked ‘No Stopping, Road and Verge’ and ‘No Parking, Road and Verge’ will be erected on all four streets.

Deputy mayor Christine Cunningham said she was worried the prohibitions would simply push the problem around the corner and transfer the issues to other nearby streets.

Councillor Jesse Jacobs said the prohibitions were an important first step and he was sure they would look at tackling issues on the other streets in the near future.

Canning environment director Warren Bow said the City planned to initially address perpetrators by issuing warnings, with fines for repeat offence.