Warwick Hospital
Warwick Hospital

Hold-up on parking

THE ongoing issue of Warwick Hospital parking is no closer to being solved after the brakes were slammed on in a bid to extend the Locke St car park into Victoria Park.

Council asked the Department of Environment and Resource Management if a patch of land in the park would be an option but that suggestion has run into a dead end.

Engineering services director Peter See said council would write to Queensland Health with the results of the application and go from there.

"But the outcome of discussions will then involve the future state and local governments," he said.

Mr See said just how many extra parks Queensland Health was looking for had not been defined.

"The issue seems to be that people don't see parking in William St as satisfactory and as such they would like off-road parking," he said.

Mr See said no other sites had been flagged.

"Not at the hospital. There is lots of parking available in William St but people do not like to walk up the hill to the hospital," he said.

Darling Downs Health Service District's Acting CEO Dr Peter Bristow late last week told the Daily News the council had not approached them to discuss the results of the application to extend into Locke St and therefore he could not comment.

Mr Bristow also declined to comment on the number of parks, a timeframe for when Queensland Health wanted it done or how many parks were currently available.

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