Remove plants for new parks

BUSINESS owners in Rockhampton's CBD have suggested removing some of the gardens from East Street to make space for more customer parking.

During a meeting at City Hall yesterday morning, businessman Mark Bunt said removing the gardens adjacent to the footpath would create about 12 extra parks between Denham and William streets.

Mr Bunt, who owns Mark Bunt Menswear, said the footpath gardens were “useless” and never grew any plants.

About 30 business owners met with Rockhampton Regional Councillors to discuss the parking crisis.

It was decided not to bring parking meters back to the CBD but for more vigilance from parking inspectors.

Mr Bunt said he hoped to set up a committee of CBD business owners to meet at least once a month with council to discuss issues. Mayor Brad Carter supported the idea.



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