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New parking signs with reduced limits are going up in Byron Bay.

Check the signs before you park! From next Monday, Byron Shire Council is reducing time limits in some zones in the Bay in a bid to free up more spaces and improve traffic flow.

Council’s infrastructure services director Phil Holloway is urging Byron Bay residents and workers to be aware of changes that may directly affect them.

‘Parking signage is being installed during March, with new parking restrictions coming into effect by Monday, March, 26, before Easter,’ Mr Holloway said.

‘We are making a small number of changes to parking time limits in Byron Bay to address traffic issues and increase access to spaces for everyone, but we are conscious of the impact these changes may have on residents and workers in particular.’‘We also want to make sure our community is aware of these changes so that they don’t get caught off guard and end up with an unnecessary fine,’ he added.

The parking time limits in both the north and south Lawson Street car parks will change from all day to 4 hour parking spaces.’

The designated space for those requiring all day parking will now be in the Butler Street Reserve, and Council will be monitoring this change carefully.’Summary of changes to parking time limits in Byron Bay:’

Free Parking – Butler St Reserve and the northern side of Somerset St.
No time limit – part of Shirley, Wordsworth and Butler Sts.
4P car parks – Lawson St north and south
4P residential parking permits – Carlyle St and Cowper St.
2P – Fletcher St (eastern side only) and Jonson St between Carlyle and Kingsley Sts.
1P – Byron St

‘Once these new parking schemes are in place, we will be monitoring and reviewing their effectiveness and reporting the results back to Council by June 2019.

‘Please double check the signage when you’re parking in Byron Bay or any of our villages.  Make yourself familiar with the new parking restrictions and signage so you’re not caught off guard and to avoid a fine,’ Mr Holloway said.’

The new parking schemes do not affect Pay Parking or the use of E-Permits in any way.

Council’s compliance officers will be out and about ‘to inform and educate people’ about the new time restrictions.

For more information, including maps illustrating the changes, see Byron Shire Council’s new website.


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