The spokesperson for the Brunswick Heads Chamber says a recent meeting with Council staff over parking arrangements for the town was very constructive, and is urging those interested to lobby councillors and attend Council’s June 27 meeting.
Chamber spokesperson Kim Rosen told The Echo they provided staff feedback on the Traffic & Parking Solution (TPS) consultant’s report, and sought clarification on some of the staff’s own recommendations.
At the Byron Shire Council meeting on May 23, councillors resolved to defer discussion on the Brunswick Heads Parking Review for one month, despite an attempt by Greens mayor Simon Richardson to bring in paid parking.
Rosen said, ‘We largely support the findings of the TPS report, which actually did not recommend paid parking, but suggested instead that further monitoring of parking in the 2- and 3-hour zones be undertaken, and that the survey area beyond the CBD block be extended.’
‘We hope that councillors will listen to the community that paid parking is neither needed nor wanted, and instead vote to simply make minor changes to the current timed parking layout, as they did for Bangalow and Mullum’.
She added that various community groups, including the Bruns Public School, were also consulted.