Parking issue remains a hot topic

The petition was submitted in May asking for at least 20 bays to be developed for people using the park on the corner of Whitfords and Dampier avenues.

It said people were having to park at Whitfords Shopping City or Whitfords Avenue Medical Centre. At a council briefing last month, infrastructure services director Nico Claassen said an investigation had found ‘it was very clear the parking problems were at the medical centre and not for the park itself’.

He said people were parking on the verge when the medical centre car park was full.

A council document said the park was considered a local open space for short visits and it did not meet the criteria for having parking bays.

Councillors voted to investigate parking restrictions on Dampier Avenue, north of Whitfords Avenue and requested the medical centre look into options for its staff and customer parking.