Dennis Stevenson, Brunswick Heads
Paid parking has again been raised by some Byron Shire councillors.
A community poll of 365 people over 17 at four local shopping areas asked, ‘Should paid parking be introduced locally – eg *Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby?’ *Some included Bangalow.
A cross-section of people were approached on the street and asked to do a community poll. To avoid bias, no further introductory details or explanations were given.
The tallied results were 90 per cent ‘no’, eight per cent ‘yes’ and two per cent ‘unsure’.
The polling methodology has been assessed by the Commonwealth Bureau of Statistics as having a plus or minus error rate of less than one per cent.
The poll was conducted at different times across four days in September 2016. The poll was an unpaid, independent, private initiative to ascertain the will of the majority of local residents on the issue. Visitors to the Shire were not counted. Percentages were rounded to the nearest whole number. I am happy to discuss the methodology used.
It is not considered that another poll would give a significantly different result.