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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to adopt a six month regulated parking trial onHermitage Drive, Airlie Beach and erect signs stating ‘No parking unless parking permits issued bylocal government.’
Mayor Jenny Whitney said residents and businesses on Hermitage Drive will be issued withparking permits by Council for people to display in their vehicles parked on the street.
“The trial has been introduced to attempt to alleviate congestion on Hermitage Drive where there is often 30 to 40 vehicles a day parking on both sides of the street,” she said.
“Local residents and businesses were consulted on this issue and many have expressed theirfrustration at the congestion and requested Council come up with a solution.
“The issuing of parking permits for local residents and businesses will allow Council officers toinspect and issue infringements to illegally parked vehicles with no follow up inspection required.
“This is an efficient and effective use of Council resources and Local Laws officer’s time.
“It also frees up Hermitage Drive to be used by the residents and businesses located in the street.”
Whitsunday Regional Council will issue each registered property owner two parking permits withadditional permits available upon application.