Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Princeton Street Parking, Kenmore

Principal Petitioner Louisa Gilles, Chapel Hill
Date Closed Mon, 30 Apr 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 53 signatures

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Recently Brisbane City Council (BCC) changed the signage in the Princeton Street carpark to time-limit the majority of carparks to a maximum of four-hour parking. There are insufficient untimed car parks to accommodate for the large numbers of staff working in the surrounding businesses. Street parking is limited and nearby shopping centre carparks (Kenmore Village) are designated for clients of that centre only. That leaves no long-term parking for staff members. Since the changes ,local staff are attempting to move their cars after four hours. This is disruptive to business and productivity. Doctors working in the medical centres sometimes need to leave the practice to do home visits or nursing home visits. This becomes difficult if they have parked their car further from the practice.

Your petitioners therefore request that BCC change signs to allow at least 20 more long-term parks in the Princeton carpark for staff members only, or provide staff with permits to exempt them from the time limits, in the style of residential parking permits.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting that Council provides additional long-term parking for staff members in the Princeton Street car park at Kenmore.

Council provides the Princeton Street car park free of charge primarily to support customers of businesses surrounding the car park. In this area there are a diverse range of businesses with a broad customer base. Council introduced some time-limited parking within the Princeton Street car park to improve parking bay turnover so that more parking bays will be available through the day for customers which will also enhance local business. It is expected that customers will be able to fulfil their service requirements with the surrounding businesses and service providers with the mix of time limited and non-time limited parking bays provided within the car park.

As there are many businesses and customers who use and benefit from the Council car park, Council is not intending to provide permits or exemptions for staff.

Thank you for raising this matter.