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Whitsunday Regional Council resolved at last week’s Council meeting to enforce regulated parkingwithin two new parking areas at the Abell Point Marina Precinct.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jennifer Whitney said Council also resolved to enforce anannual permit to park for the commercial use of the public boat ramp commencing 1st July 2014.
“Abell Point Marina management have requested Council enforce the regulation of parking within the privately owned areas of the new carparks at both the northern and southern ends of the marina,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Council will continue to enforce regulated parking at the existing Council carpark at Abell PointMarina.
“The aim of this enforcement is to reduce the instances of camping and the number of peopletaking advantage of the carpark for long-term use, freeing up the spaces for local short-term use.
“Abell Point Marina is undergoing a transformation and Council is happy to assist with thebetterment of the area,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said annual permits for the commercial use of the public boat ramp will also beenforced to help free up the congestion of the Abell Point Marina public ramp.
“The intention of this permit fee is to reduce the commercial use of the public boat ramp at AbellPoint Marina so members of the public can get better access to the ramp,” she said.
“The free of charge boat trailer parking area adjacent the Abell Point Marina boat ramp isconstantly congested with commercial operators utilising the parking bays for long periodstherefore limiting the use of the ramp for the general public.
“The commercial fees will commence from July 1 with a new fee structure to be implemented byCouncil in July.
“It should be noted parking spaces will not be allocated or guaranteed for permit holders.
“There are still a number of free parking areas near public boat ramps in the Whitsunday regionwhich commercial operators can make use of,” she said.
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