Narrabri Shire Council compliance officers have patrolled Maitland Street, and adjoining town centre streets, as part of a crackdown on time-limited parking.
The patrols follow concerns voiced about parking rules not being obeyed in parts of the central business district.
Council’s director planning and strategy Donna Ausling said businesses in the CBD and the general public rely on drivers doing the right thing by adhering to the time limits that are signposted.
“Maitland Street and others adjoining it are predominantly limited to two hours between 9am and 5.30pm on weekdays and between 9am and 12pm on Saturdays,” Ms Ausling said.
Council’s compliance officers have found that people are generally doing the right thing.
“The CBD is time-limited to assist turnover for business and for the convenience of shoppers as well as those with special needs such as holders of disability permits and in loading zones,” Ms Ausling said.
“When people park all day in time-limited spaces, someone else is impacted.”
Ms Ausling said council has received a great response from shoppers and business owners who have been frustrated by not being able to park conveniently during peak periods.
“We’ve had a great response. It’s all about having equitable parking for the whole community,” she said.
“We’d encourage drivers to explore the non-restricted parking options that are very close to the CBD to ensure optimum use of our parking areas in Narrabri.”
Council’s compliance officers will continue to monitor parking areas in the CBD to maintain shared spaces.To order photos from this page click here