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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to permanently approve the regulation of ‘No parkingunless parking permits issued by local government’ for Hermitage Drive in Airlie Beach.
Earlier this year, Council resolved to adopt a six month regulated parking trial on Hermitage Drive in an effort to alleviate congestion as there were often 30 or 40 vehicles a day parking on both sides of the street.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said that the parking trial was implemented after many residents andbusinesses consulted on the issue expressed their frustration at the congestion and requestedCouncil come up with a solution.
“Residents and business owners were issued parking permits at the commencement of the trialand to date, only one complaint has been received regarding the new regulations,” Mayor Whitney said.
“The trial has successfully opened up the area to be used by the residents and businesses andhas allowed Council officers to inspect and issue infringements to illegally parked vehicles with no follow up inspection required; the process is more effective and more efficient,
Permanent regulatory signs will be installed in accordance with the Transport Operations (RoadUse Management) Act 1995 and Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules)Regulation 1999.
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