Barbara Roughen, Kingscliff
I can enlighten local residents on the definite consequences for Kingscliff and Cudgen which will happen unless the promise of free parking at the hospital for all staff and visitors is kept.
Our pool, library and TAFE will be inaccessible to normal patrons unless full time security guards are employed to stop hospital visitors and staff parking in their grounds, and obviously the funds for this will not be available!
The suburban streets of Kingscliff and Cudgen will all become one way, as cars parked on both sides of these narrow streets will block two way traffic.
The carparks at the beach will be full all the time denying visitors the chance to park near the water. Staff will park there, with one driver picking them up to drive them up the hill to the hospital, where only one car space needs to be paid for.
All the businesses in Kingscliff will be affected by the lack of parking for day trippers.
In short, the amenity of life currently enjoyed by all residents of Kingscliff and Cudgen will be completely destroyed, with traffic gridlock in every street!
Health Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard and Geoff Provest need to be held to their promises of free parking for all. The site chosen is stated to be large enough for all future needs, therefore it should be large enough to have adequate parking for all staff and visitors.
Can you imagine the headline you could have? Politicians keep election promise!