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More CBD parking on the way

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Koroit Street is set to gain more car parking spaces through a capital works projects scheduled to start on November 17.

The relocation of the bus stop to Lava Street created an opportunity to add a variety of parking options on the spaces previously occupied by the bus interchange in Koroit Street.

The project will include six regular car parking spaces, two short-term free parking spaces and an accessible parking space long enough to suit specialised rear loading vehicles.

The $20,000 project gives motorists coming to the city centre more parking choices and aligns with community feedback about the former bus interchange which favoured the spaces becoming a mix of general and accessible car parking.

Chief Executive Officer Peter Schneider said the work would involve the removal of a section of kerb on the north side of the street, with this demolition component of the work to be done on a Sunday to minimise disruption to nearby traders.

“We estimate the work will take about a week, weather permitting,” Mr Schneider said.

“The footpaths will remain open at all times and there will be no disruption for passing traffic.

“We’re always appreciative of people’s patience as we go about improving the city centre.”

Concurrently, six new disabled car parking spaces have been created in the city centre.

After conducting a review into disabled parking in the city, Council resolved in 2017 to allocate $30,000 annually to improving disabled parking.

Two of the new spaces are in Koroit Street, two are in Timor Street and there is one new space Lava and Liebig streets.

One existing space in Tomir Street has been upgraded to make it compliant with the latest Australian best practice standards.

 

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