State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is encouraging residents, businesses and visitors to Wallsend to have their say on proposed parking changes in parts of the suburb.
City of Newcastle are calling for feedback on changes that are proposed to some existing parking restrictions with the aim to best position Wallsend for medium to long-term development of the area under the Wallsend Local Town Centre Plan.
The proposed parking changes involve introducing, or reducing the duration of, time restricted parking at various locations across the town centre. Changes to parking restrictions are proposed in Bunn Street, Metcalfe & Murnin Streets, Nelson Street, Tyrrell Street, William & Charles Streets and Kemp Street.
“Local businesses have been asking for some changes to the timed parking and around the Wallsend CBD and I have been working with Council on looking at what changes can be made to improve parking so it will benefit our local economy,” said Ms Hornery.
“Now, local businesses, residents and visitors to Wallsend can have their say on some ideas that Council have put forward to improve the turnover of traffic in the area.
“Wallsend is a growing local centre currently undergoing renewal and the proposed parking changes aim to improve access to local businesses for residents and visitors and support upcoming work to revitalise the town centre.
“I would encourage all residents, businesses and visitors to have a good look at the proposed changes and then get online and have their say.
“A copy of the proposed changes can be picked up from my office or is available online at https://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Have-Your-Say/Projects/Wallsend-proposed-parking-changes.
“The feedback will be used to help refine the proposed parking changes, before presenting the proposals and feedback to the Newcastle City Traffic Committee for review.
“I would encourage everyone to get their submissions in and have their say on the proposed parking changes by 5pm, Sunday, 12 July 2020,” Ms Hornery said.