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MPROVED PARKING SYSTEM FOR WEINAM CREEK AND RUSSELL ISLAND

June 12, 2016

 

 

Parking around the Weinam Creek jetty will be reviewed following a decision by the Redland City Council to support a request from Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards to improve accessibility for residents.

Cr Edwards said his request to review timed parking zones around the Weinam Creek jetty came after calls from the community for more equitable and accessible parking.

“Finding a car park around the Weinam Creek jetty has long been a problem for residents and the community is asking for immediate improvements to the functionality of existing facilities,” he said.

“Parking in the area is already at critical capacity and the review will assess whether the existing time zones make best use of the available parking and are correctly located for the needs of the community.

“As the number of vehicles using the car park increase, people are being forced to park further afield where there is limited signage noting time zone restrictions, which has led to some users inadvertently parking in prohibited areas and receiving parking fines." Cr Edwards also cautioned that changes will not be made without engaging with the community first.

 “The Weinam Creek precinct is a Priority Development Area for the State Government and this review is intended to improve parking in the interim until it is redeveloped.”

The review results will be made available to council on June 20.

 Cr Edwards said Council had also endorsed changes to parking on Russell Island.

 “From 20 June, parking at Jock Kennedy Park will be limited to a maximum of four days, to prevent vehicles and boat trailers being left there for months on end and restricting the availability of parking for the rest of the community,” he said.

“Council has no intention of introducing timed parking restrictions around the Wahine Drive boat ramp.”

Also, Cr Edwards has moved for the top car park at the Russell Island jetty to be improved.

“The removal of trees , I believe, will result in further car parking spaces,” he told The Friendly Bay Islander.

Costings  for tree removal will be presented to Councillors by 20 June for a decision.

 Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au  or call 3829 8999 to learn more.

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