Paid parking proves safest option

PEOPLE might have more than one incentive to use the paid parking facilities at the Rockhampton Airport after six vehicles were reportedly broken into on Hunter St in the early hours of Monday morning.

A police spokesman said police were called to the Hunter St and Canoona Rd area after receiving calls that a group of people had been damaging cars along the road which leads to the airport.

Motorists park their vehicles along the stretch to avoid paying parking fees at the airport.

Rockhampton Mayor Brad Carter said the paid parking facility was a safe place for airport users to leave their vehicles overnight.

"I would certainly encourage every airport user to park their vehicle in the airport parking facilities.

"The council has made a considerable investment into the car park so we can effectively provide users with a safe and secure place to leave their vehicles for a considerably low cost," Cr Carter said.

Cr Carter also said the council had been cracking down on people illegally parking at areas around the airport.

Police are encouraging victims to come forward with complaints.



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