Paul McCarthy, Byron Bay. Byron Bay was told that all money put into the parking meters would be spent in Byron Bay maintaining and improving the infrastructure of the town which is visited by over 2twomillion tourists every year. A large stress on existing amenities.
A long-time opponent of paid parking claims that Byron Shire Council’s latest decision to allocate at least 50 per cent of paid parking revenue from Byron Bay to projects in the town doesn’t go far enough.
Local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith has questioned Greens mayor Simon Richardson and his supportive councillors’ decision for paid parking in Bangalow.
Gerry Doesly, Byron Bay. In reply to various letters re the decision not to impose paid parking in Brunswick Heads, may I contribute a few thoughts. In relation to the Kim Rosen case put to the councillors that some 6,000... Read More →
Brunswick Heads will not get paid parking for now, but the slim Greens-led majority of Byron shire councillors yesterday voted to lay the groundwork for it in the future.
This week I spent my first time in a council chamber meeting. I was there to protest about introducing paid parking to Brunswick Heads.
Byron Mayor Simon Richardson says paid parking in Bangalow will go ahead on January 1 despite opposition from the town's chamber of commerce and claims the council has failed to abide by its own processes.
Just weeks before paid parking is due to take effect in Bangalow, the local Labor Party branch has called on Byron Shire Council to extend paid parking exemption permits to residents in surrounding areas.
Jenny Bird, Bangalow. Irrespective of my opinion about paid parking, I believe that Byron Shire Council has failed to exercise due diligence in relation to implementing paid parking in Bangalow. The council resolved in August 2017 to spend $75,000 of... Read More →
Cherie Pyke, Brunswick Heads. All we read lately is Byron Shire Council apologising for their lack of communication with residents after making bad decisions. At the same time they want us to consult with them over the future of the... Read More →
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. I have never seen Bangalow as united as it is now in opposition to paid parking, and many residents are angry, with good reason.
Despite the cold and rainy weather, round 300 Brunswick Heads residents and business owners rallied on Saturday to send a message to councillors they don’t want paid parking.
Did you know that parking charges are the fee that consumers hate most? This was the result of a UK survey that came back with an overwhelming majority of people surveyed saying parking should be free.
With Bangalow paid parking to be rolled out at the beginning of 2018, the town’s chamber of commerce says it vehemently opposes the plan as it will have a ‘negative impact on local businesses.’
Concerns that Council’s parking management surveys are flawed have been confirmed by a statistician, say the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce. Problems with the survey ‘are so substantial that the results are likely to be invalid’, claims chamber president Zac Tooth.
The angst over Brunswick Heads paid parking continues to gather pace, with claims from the town’s chamber of commerce that mayor Simon Richardson has failed to follow Council’s own parking strategy, which was to ‘change the parking layout first and only consider paid parking down the track.’
J Baker, Brunswick Heads. Simon Richardson to the residents of Brunswick Heads at a meeting on Monday night: ‘if we don’t implement paid parking then Brunswick Heads won’t get any funding’! I felt that as a resident you didn’t want to listen to... Read More →
Amber Armstrong, Brunswick Heads. I have a small antique and collectable shop called Vintage Interior Pieces in the central part of Brunswick Heads. I have also been a resident of Brunswick Heads for the last 10 years and have been... Read More →
The Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce has told The Echo that parking in Brunswick Heads can be improved, but the group is strongly against the introduction of paid parking.
With visitors to Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby on the increase, Byron Shire Council says it is considering ways of improving the ‘turnover and efficiency of parking spaces.’
Bangalow is the next town chosen by Byron Shire Council to have paid parking and it has appointed a company that installs car parking systems to sell its plan to the town’s residents.
L. Cronin, Billinudgel. As we have few ways to raise money from tourists to maintain our crumbling infrastructure, I am all in favour of extending paid parking to Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby, and raising the fee to $4 per hour... Read More →
Paid parking will be introduced around Lismore’s hospital precinct from 4 July to coincide with the opening of a new multi-story carpark.
Jon Bradley, Byron Bay. It angers me to read that Byron Shire Council is not giving grace to unsuspecting 'offenders' of this ugly parking system dumped upon us here in the bay, when the victim was actually exempt from any parking fees to begin with.
The new Byron Bay town centre pay parking scheme will be rolled out in two stages from Wednesday, 23 December.