John Wilson, Brunswick Heads. My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting people to work together in their communities for their communities. Around three months ago Council... Read More →
Lismore's newly-elected mayor Isaac Smith is hoping to honour an election promise by fixing the paid parking fiasco around Lismore Base Hospital.
A decision by Lismore City Council to seek an urgent meeting with NSW Health over the parking stoush at Lismore Base Hospital has been described as a 'meaningless gesture'.
Lismore Base Hospital staff are set to rally today at 1pm in protest at having to pay to park their cars while they work.
Byron Shire Council is hoping to reap more than $2 million each year once its solar powered parking metres are installed.
Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores. I’ve identified a new conspiracy. It’s been created by Byron Council and the RMS who obviously sat down months ago to plot how to maximise traffic disruption as we approach school holidays, schoolies, festivals and Xmas holidays
Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with its plan to implement paid on-street parking in Byron Bay in an effort to balance the books with the help of the town’s tourist population. But locals' parking permits will rise from $25 per year to $100 under the plan.
Deborah Lilly, Mullumimby. Rest not, ye gentle citizens of Mullumbimby! Beware the uniformed zealot patrolling our streets for deviously unrestrained unlocked car doors or criminally left-open windows.
Louise Andrews, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council has announced that parking in the northern end of Woolworths car park will soon be restricted to two hours.
Edward Kent, Suffolk Park. Byron has to wake up and direct the tourists where they want them and not just whinge about the traffic that results from poor planning and effort
Philip Macrae, Suffolk Park. I strongly object to the expansion of paid parking in Byron Bay. Visitors and ratepayers already pay enough tax through rates and GST (on petrol, vehicle registration insurance and repairs, food and drinks etc) and land tax on investment/commercial property.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has thrown his weight behind a review of parking in Byron Bay that recommends a flat-rate fee of $2 per hour throughout the town centre.
Juan Cavero, Byron Bay. There is a solution to Byron's traffic problem. Set up a free parking lot in Ewingsdale, linked to a safe bicycle and pedestrian path and a shuttle bus in loop to the town and beaches; the Christmas experience was an encouraging one.
Ron Goodman, Labor Candidate for Tweed. I cannot support the National Party's plan to make patients, visitors and hospital staff pay for parking at the Tweed hospital.
Byron Shire Council’s summer strategy has taken another hit after councillors bowed to business pressure to cut back on a controversial two-hour parking plan for the Bay.
Amanda Lucantonio, Byron Bay. It is with much disappointment I discovered that Byron Shire Council is again removing more parking spaces from the Byron CBD area.