City of Kwinana looks to improve parking policy

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THE City of Kwinana is focusing on a number of improvements to parking, following a significant number of concerns raised by community members.

Council resolved to review its local law relating to parking and parking facilities, and approving the Wellard Precinct Parking Strategy, at a Council meeting on Wednesday, May 9.

The City is now inviting the community to formally comment on its Draft Parking Local Law which will be out for public comment until Tuesday, July 17.

Additionally, the approval of the Wellard Parking Strategy will result in the introduction of parking restrictions being introduced in the Wellard central business district.

Mayor Carol Adams said these actions aimed to address parking issues that were raised by a number of concerned community members as well as address the high volume of cautions issued to combat inappropriate parking activity taking place in the City.

“We have heard the concerns from the community and local businesses in regards to parking issues and the Draft Parking Local Law provides us with an opportunity to formalise the community’s feedback so that we can regulate the parking of vehicles within specified thoroughfares, verges and reserves in an effort to make these areas safer for our community,” she said.

“The Wellard Precinct Strategy ensures that a section of The Strand, Chiswick Parade and Runnymede Gate will have parking restrictions applied Monday to Friday, between 7am to 6pm.

The strategy, which will be reviewed after six months, encourages short-term parking and dynamic vehicle movements that allow for better activation and accessibility of the local businesses by reducing train commuters occupying parking bays for the entirety of the business day.

The focus on parking will then transfer to the Kwinana Train Station, with an item being put to Council next month (June), endeavouring to address concerns around road safety and seeking to install prohibited parking signage on the road or verge areas of Sulphur Road, from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6am to 6pm.

For a copy of the Draft Local Law visit Council Administration Office, corner Gilmore Avenue and Sulphur Road, Kwinana between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday or online at www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/publicnotices.

All submissions must be received by 4pm Tuesday, July 17. For more information call the City’s Governance Officer on 9439 0412.

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