City of Vincent Mayor labels management plan for car boot sale ‘over the top’

A car boot sale market is proposed for this North Perth Plaza carpark.
A car boot sale market is proposed for this North Perth Plaza carpark.

CITY of Vincent Mayor John Carey has called a parking management plan for a proposed car boot sale market “restrictive” and “over the top”.

Community association North Perth Local made the proposal for the market to be held in the North Perth Plaza carpark on the third Sunday morning of every month with a maximum of 100 vendors.

The group had previously held similar one-off markets in May and November this year with about 20 cars each time, which the City received no complaints about regarding parking.

The parking management plan is to be one of the conditions placed on the application, but Mr Carey said he wanted it gone before council votes on the proposal at the December 13 council meeting.

“I will be putting a motion to delete it, I think it is restrictive and over the top,” he said.

The plan would need to include location and management of parking, access to internal staff and customer parking and should be reviewed every 12 months.

Several submissions were received from nearby residents who raised concerns that the use of the entire carpark of the car boot sale would lead to parking overflowing into surrounding residential street and impact on access to residential properties.