On Saturday, May 5, the Palmyra Rugby Club were hosting Wanneroo and signs along Canning Highway were directing the overflow parking for a rugby match at Tompkins Park towards the Melville Bowling Club.
The end result was that not only was the bowling club car park packed, but so was the large area of public open space between the club and the river.
And all this after the Council has just spent $1.5million upgrading the parking along Dunkley Avenue.
The public open space is only a short term luxury available to the overflow parkers because this land, along with the bowls club car park, is designated to be submerged under the wave park surf lagoon.
So if the new Dunkley Avenue parking is already full, and we get a few hundred surfers at the wave park, where on earth will we find parking for the crowds that will come in ever increasing numbers to enjoy events at Tompkins Park?
Or will this be the end to big events at Tomkins Park because there is insufficient parking?
Has the Council done its homework here?