Mandurah and Murray local governments make changes to ease parking issues

The Shire of Murray has been asked to remove parking restrictions at Pinjarra Junction shopping centre.
The Shire of Murray has been asked to remove parking restrictions at Pinjarra Junction shopping centre.

PARKING restrictions have been causing problems for school staff in Mandurah and shoppers and businesses in Pinjarra.

The City of Mandurah has approved alterations to parking time restrictions on Hackett and Forrest streets and Oakmont Avenue after requests from Mandurah Primary School and Frederick Irwin Anglican School.

Mandurah Primary School sought to alter restrictions in Hackett and Forrest streets to help with the lack of onsite parking for volunteers, library staff, school psychologists, nurses and visiting teachers.

A one-hour parking limit will be replaced by a three-hour restriction.

Three-hour parking restrictions will be imposed at Frederick Irwin Anglican School on Oakmont Avenue to reduce the number of students with driving licences who park all day and prevent use by parents picking up and dropping off children.

At Pinjarra Junction shopping centre, more than 80 businesses and residents have petitioned the Shire of Murray to extend the three-hour parking limit in the underground parking area and on lots 15, 16 and 17 James Street to allow enough time for public use.

After receiving the petition, the council requested further information on the benefits of removing the restrictions, but said a response had not yet been received.

Earlier this month, the council approved further investigations be undertaken and for a further report to be presented to the council as soon as possible.