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Council taking on board suggestions for multi-level car park

BUILDING POTENTIAL: The riverside car park on the banks of the Fitzroy River, in south Rockhampton. INSET: Shane Davey thinks the council is ignoring the needs of businesses in the CBD.
BUILDING POTENTIAL: The riverside car park on the banks of the Fitzroy River, in south Rockhampton. INSET: Shane Davey thinks the council is ignoring the needs of businesses in the CBD. Austin King ROK

ROCKHAMPTON deputy mayor Tony Williams is taking onboard public suggestions to build a multi-level car park on the Fitzroy River bank, in Victoria Parade.

Cr Williams yesterday said he had received several requests from members of the public for a two or three-level structure, to increase parking space, to be built at the river bank car park on Victoria Pde.

The proposed site was on Rockhampton Regional Council land.

Cr Williams said although they were only suggestions at this stage, he would follow up on the idea with several business owners in the East St arcade.

The Rockhampton councillor spoke with The Morning Bulletin at the weekend after concerns were raised on social media that several East St shops were closing because of parking problems.

He visited the Capricorn Model House shop to speak with the owner Shane Davey yesterday but he was not working.

He encouraged any residents or business owners to approach the council with any concerns they may have.

FILL ME UP: Empty Kern Arcade car parks wait patiently to have their spaces filled.
FILL ME UP: Empty Kern Arcade car parks wait patiently to have their spaces filled. Austin King ROK

Yesterday about 3pm, the Kern Arcade car park was bare.

More than 70 car parks were available.

At about the same time, East St car parks were full.

Topics:  car park, cbd, parking, rockhampton regional council, tony williams




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