- Thursday 27 April 2017
Sunshine Coast Council is anticipating a second wave of thoughts and ideas on the region’s parking options as the end of the public display period for the draft Parking Management Plan approaches.
The draft plan and its associated draft Local Area Parking Plans for 37 areas across the Sunshine Coast build on council’s current approaches to managing parking.
Transport Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said he was pleased with the interest the community had shown in council’s plans to manage car parking as the region continued to grow.
"A number of individuals have attended the local information displays to share their ideas on the draft framework," Cr Baberowski said.
“Feedback received shows strong interest in the critical role an effective public transport system plays and ensuring developers provide enough on-site parking, particularly for staff where it’s a commercial development.
“We also want to hear our residents’ thoughts on paid parking proposals.
“Do you agree paid parking should only be introduced in limited areas within and around the new Maroochydore city centre, at Mooloolaba and the emerging town centre at Sippy Downs?
“Looking for smart parking solutions and achieving the right balance between the supply and demand for parking will also be crucial.
“This is an everyday issue, so community consultation is very important.
"The convenience of social media and the project website are the most popular methods for community feedback.”
There has been strong interest online with more than 3500 visits to the project website ‘Have Your Say Sunshine Coast’ and just under 300 submissions completed since consultation began.
"We would like to see even more submissions, so if you haven’t done so already, I encourage everyone to take a look at the draft plan in the coming days and to be sure to provide feedback to council before the end of next week,” Cr Baberowski said.
Community feedback will close on Friday, May 5.
Feedback received during the community consultation period will inform the final draft of the Sunshine Coast Council Parking Management Plan, which will then be presented to council for consideration and decision.
Have your say
Visit the project website ‘Have Your Say Sunshine Coast’ for a full copy of the draft Parking Management Plan, draft Local Area Parking Plans and to provide your comments online.
Visit the information displays:
- Sunshine Coast libraries
- Sunshine Coast Council Customer Service Counters
Alternatively, post your written comments to Sunshine Coast Council, Draft Sunshine Coast Parking Management Plan, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, Qld, 4560.
For enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or call council on 5475 7272.