Councillor calls for parking plan

Cr Winton will present a motion on notice at tonight’s council meeting asking staff to develop a strategy by August, ahead of passenger services starting in September.

She said concerns from residents and shop owners in the area of Clarkson train station resulted in a parking prohibitions scheme in 2012, with a three-hour limit.

‘It is likely there will be problems associated with commuter parking at Butler, similar to that which has been experienced at the Clarkson train station,’ Cr Winton said.

‘There is an opportunity for the City to be proactive by developing a parking management strategy before parking becomes a problem.’

The Public Transport Authority plans to provide about 930 parking bays in three car parks around the station, two of which will be temporary car parks on land leased to it by developer Satterley Property Group.