OSBORNE PARK business owners were “delighted” when the City of Stirling voted to scrap a planned paid parking scheme.
The Burgay Court business owners submitted a 61-signature petition to Council in May, concerned they may have to foot the bill for extra staff parking.
The Council report said potential revenue from the Selby Street North parking would be $122,000 per year.
Councillor David Michael put forward the motion to revoke the paid parking plan because of concerns from business owners including the industrial zoning of the area not “lending itself to paid parking” and traffic flow issues restricting truck deliveries.
“Officers have addressed concerns by amending design plans to reduce the number of parking bays proposed in order to retain the current road width to facilitate truck movement and deliveries,” the report said.
On behalf of the other business owners, Tony Lovegrove said they were delighted with the result.
“We would like to thank The Stirling Times for their support as well as the City of Stirling Mayor, councillors and council employees for making a rational decision in this light industrial area,” business owner Tony Lovegrove said.