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Review of disabled parking in the CBD

News Article Date: 
Friday, 8 July 2016

Warrnambool City Council (WCC) is undertaking a review of disabled parking.

At a June Council meeting a commitment was made to undertake a review into disabled parking in Warrnambool’s city centre.

Part of that review includes surveying disabled parking permit holders.

“We want to hear from disabled parking permit holders about how they find parking in the City Centre,” Mayor Cr Kylie Gaston said.

“The aim of the survey is to identify usage patterns and issues associated with disabled parking bays.

“The review coincides neatly with the City Centre Renewal and the survey results and the review findings will give Council guidance on how to improve disabled parking into the future.”

Manager Local Laws Ian Fitzgibbon said creating or retrofitting car parks often required considerable budget commitments.

“So it’s important we hear from those who use disabled parking to help ensure that when we create or modify disabled parking pays we do so effectively,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

The review was proposed following the presentation of a petition to Council in May which called for more disabled car parking spaces in the city centre.

Currently, 1.7 per cent of city centre car parks are designated for disabled parking.

This is within the provision of accessible parking spaces guidelines target of one to two per cent for commercial and CBD areas.

Holders of disabled parking permits can participate in the survey by going online to www.yoursaywarrnambool.com.au/

Alternatively a printed survey can be collected or dropped off at the Archie Graham Community Centre in Timor Street or the Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street.

The survey closes on July 22.

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