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We’ll work with businesses on parking, says Williams

YOU could try and use public transport, Rockhampton.

Using slightly different words, that's essentially what deputy Mayor Tony Williams said could help alleviate the raging storm brewing among angry Rockhampton residents and businesses in relation to car parks in the central business district.

Shane Davey thinks there is a big parking problem in Rockhampton's CBD
Shane Davey thinks there is a big parking problem in Rockhampton's CBD Chris Ison

Morning Bulletin Facebook followers took to our page to voice their opinions about the "alarming" number of shops in the CBD closing down.

Some online users believed most of these shops, some of which several Facebook followers described as unique, were closing because of parking issues.

One Facebook follower posted on The Morning Bulletin's Facebook status saying "CBDs are dying" because shopping centres were taking the glory from the inner parts of the city.

 

Cr Tony Williams.
Cr Tony Williams. File

Cr Williams responded after the online backlash about the availability of car parks in and around the Arcade area of East St.

That area included the western end of East St, from near the courthouse, to the eastern end of the CBD, the strip near Subway on the corner of East and William Sts.

He said he was happy to work with any business owners if they had any concerns about parking.

Cr Williams advised business owners to discuss the issue among themselves and approach the council with any concerns.

"I can assure everyone that we have our council officers checking to see if cars have been parked in their spots longer than the two-hour limit," he said.

"The Kern Arcade car park is also another option... it has to be one of the cheapest car parks in Queensland at just $1 an hour."

Topics:  cbd parking rockhampton regional council



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