Much to the relief of workers and visitors to Lismore Base Hospital free parking in the area has been temporarily reinstated.
Free parking in the Hospital precinct on Hunter and Dalziel streets has been re-introduced and parking restrictions waived in Weaver Street, Laurel Avenue and Mckenzie Street only to enable all-day parking.
Mayor Vanessa Ekins said Councillors this week voted to ease parking restrictions again in recognition of the critical and selfless role our local health care professionals in caring for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘We first eased parking restrictions in April 2020 due to COVID-19 and at this week’s meeting we decided to ease them again until October 2021 to allow the new council, which will be elected in September, to develop a parking strategy around the hospital.
‘All of our health care workers are doing their upmost to ensure our community gets the best care and service possible. In turn, we must remember to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.