New strategy in parking wars

The draft parking strategy was discussed at last week’s development services committee and will be officially voted on next Tuesday.

The strategy, which includes reviewing residential parking, will see the City work towards improving bay availability across the city between now and 2016.

During the meeting, Councillor Lee Hemsley also added an amendment to the strategy to decrease the amount of parking offenders by 10 per cent.

Cr Hemsley said he had witnessed significant offenders on Onslow Road, which was affecting residents and business.

‘The south ward is being left out,’ he said.

‘Hospital workers have complete contempt for the areas’