Scarborough Beach parking restrictions kick in

Parking reopened at the northern lower carpark at Scarborough Beach earlier this year.
Parking reopened at the northern lower carpark at Scarborough Beach earlier this year.

PARKING restrictions at Scarborough Beach take effect this month.

The City of Stirling plans to implement its parking scheme at the redevelopment precinct before Christmas, which will comprise time limits for parking.

It was based on residents’ feedback to its proposed plan, with 54 per cent of the 840 responses supporting the scheme, 29 per cent objecting and 17 per cent indifferent or without comment.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the feedback reflected community needs.

“The responses received varied a great deal due to the varying nature of the beachgoers community – ranging from families to surfers to people who just want to come down to enjoy the beautiful sunset or visit the local businesses in the area,” he said.

“It’s a similar story when it came to beach parking time limits.”

The northern and southern carparks will offer 430 bays with a four-hour parking limit between 8am and 6pm, and 186 bays will be available behind the Scarborough pool complex with a two-hour limit.

There will be unrestricted free parking at Reserve Street and Brighton Reserve and paid parking at Manning Street and Rendezvous Hotel carparks.

According to the City, the scheme will reflect needs of beachgoers and it will monitor and review parking use during summer.

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