New parking restrictions on Camborne Parkway to ease congestion around Butler PS

New parking restrictions have been introduced in Camborne Parkway.
New parking restrictions have been introduced in Camborne Parkway.

THE City of Wanneroo has introduced more parking restrictions around Butler Primary School.

The council agreed to install extra ‘no stopping’ signs on Camborne Parkway last month after receiving a 13-signature petition requesting a no parking zone.

The petition asked that parking not be allowed during school hours and the council agreed to restrict parking between 7.30-9am and 2.30-4pm on school days.

The July council report said the City consulted the school and all eight households on the western side of Camborne Parkway, where the restrictions would apply, and none objected.

“The installation of parking prohibitions during school times can have a negative impact on residents as all vehicles parked contrary to the parking prohibitions may be fined,” the report said.

It said the restrictions would increase safety through improved pedestrian visibility.

“As parked vehicles can obstruct sight lines between drivers and school children, the City is generally proactive in installing parking prohibitions to improve safety around schools,” it said.

A recent Butler Primary School newsletter included a request that families walk children to and from school when possible to help ease congestion.

The newsletter said parents could park at Butler Community Centre and walk across the oval, or use the public carpark off Camborne Parkway.

“Families are reminded that parking is not permitted on grassed kerbside areas around the pre-primary carpark and along Tollesbury Avenue, as well as the bricked median strip in Camborne Parkway or across any footpaths,” it said.

“Parking is also not permitted in bus bays.”

The newsletter asked parents to consider safety of other road users and respect owners of properties near the school.

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