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Help Fight Paid Parking in Osborne Park
Petition Background (Preamble):
Now open to public comment, the new policy will see people parking in the Osborne Park precinct hit with a $5 all-day fee.
Motorists looking to park in the streets around Glendalough train station could also expect to be charged under stage one of the scheme.
The City is set to make more than $2.2 million from the scheme in the first year alone.
Stage two of the proposal will see paid parking rolled out in Mt Lawley, at Bradford Street near Edith Cowan University, Railway Parade and the business precinct.
Plans are also being developed for business precincts in Inglewood, Main Street in Osborne Park and Innaloo.
The public comment period will close at the end of May with the scheme available to view at stirling.wa.gov.au.
Comment on City of Stirling’s Public Parking Management Strategy
I object to the proposed paid parking in Herdsman Business Park and believe there are serious errors in the report presented to Council on 3 April 2012.
One reason I accepted employment in Herdsman Business Park was because there was free parking available. Should paid parking be implemented, I will be forced to ask for a raise from my employer to cover the cost, or seek alternative employment elsewhere.
Council has approved numerous developments in Herdsman Business Park that have insufficient parking. It almost appears now this was done deliberately to create the perfect storm where paid parking could be implemented.
If the City was serious about the parking being user pays, then the actual rate of fees proposed would be significantly less than $5.00 per day. It is clear this policy is about a further income stream for the City of Stirling over the long term.
I do note there are no plans to implement paid parking at the City of Stirling Council building where the car park is always full! I also note that not all employees of the City of Stirling are ratepayers!
I look forward to the City of Stirling seeing sense and scrapping the proposed paid parking for Herdsman Business Park.
The Help Fight Paid Parking in Osborne Park petition to Chief Executive Officer, City of Stirling, 25 Cedric Street STIRLING WA 6021 was written by Lise Williams and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: paid, parking, stirling