Teachers in tussle for car parking

WITH no on-site parking for teachers and staff it does not take long for the car spaces outside Warwick's state schools to fill up.

Warwick Central State School P&C and members of the public have raised concerns about the parking along Guy and Percy Sts with the Southern Downs Regional Council.

Director of engineering Peter See said the council had used CCTV footage to monitor the area for a period of time.

"Prior to council commissioning a parking study for the Warwick CBD area, council officers conducted investigations into the concerns members of the school and public had raised with the council," he said.

"The results of the investigations outlined that predominately the same vehicles were in the unrestricted parking areas of Guy St and Percy St."

During tomorrow's general committee meeting the councillors will consider four options to resolve the problem.

Option one is to restrict the angled parking on both sides of Guy and Percy Sts to a limit of two hours.

The second option is to better promote and encourage the use of the Acacia Ave car park.

Option three is to provide walking access along Guy and Percy Sts into the Acacia Ave car park.

While option four is to provide on-site parking for teachers and the staff of Central State School.

The parking study conducted in June last year found streets which included schools had high occupancy at drop-off and pick-up times.

It mentioned nearby business could be affected if customers were unable to find a car park.

What option should the Southern Downs Regional Council choose?

This poll ended on 31 May 2013.

Current Results

Restrict the angled parking on both sides of Guy and Percy Sts to a limit of two hours.

18%

Better promote and encourage the use of the Acacia Ave car park.

11%

Provide walking access along Guy and Percy Sts into the Acacia Ave car park.

9%

Provide on-site parking for teachers and the staff of Central State School.

55%

None of the above (other)

5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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