Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Proposed Parking Changes to Fleetway Street, Morningside

Principal Petitioner Robert Wilson, Morningside
Date Closed Sat, 15 Sep 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 6 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council a proposed change to parking on Fleetway Street by Transport Planning and Strategy following complaints regarding inconsistency of collection of general waste on designated collection days. Brisbane City Council's Transport Planning and Strategy Group have suggested two parking options that are punitively restrictive to residents only. Through a 'letterbox drop' notice they are seeking feedback on these options from affected residents by 17 September. They propose to enact one of the two proposed options following that date.

These options do not address the underlying issues nor consider alternatives that could be more amenable to both residents and the Contracted waste collection agency. Your petitioners therefore request that before either of the two options is enacted, Brisbane City Council and Transport Planning and Strategy, in the above matter, seek full consultation with the affected residents of Fleetway Street (through a face-to-face meeting within a reasonable timeframe), to consider the options proposed and alternatives suggested by residents. The goal would be to reach an agreed position amenable to all parties that would become the solution delivered.

Council response

Thank you for your petition about proposed parking changes to Fleetway Street, Morningside.

Fleetway Street is approximately seven metres wide. While this width is not uncommon across Brisbane, Council received enquiries in February 2018 about how rubbish collection is facilitated on narrow streets. It was noted that rubbish collection vehicles were having difficulty accessing the section between Pinedale Street and the cul-de-sac due to illegal parking. In response, Council sent information letters in March 2018 to local residents of Fleetway Street reminding them of the parking regulations contained in the Queensland Road Rules, including the requirement to ensure three metres of clear road space is maintained for passing vehicles.

The attempts made to encourage residents to self-regulate the parking issues were unsuccessful and, as such, parking restrictions have been proposed to resolve the matter. In order to measure community support for these changes, consultation letters were sent to all properties on Fleetway Street between Pinedale Street and the cul-de-sac. The proposed restrictions were either ‘No Stopping’ to cover the waste collection times (6am-12pm Tuesday only) or the installation of permanent ‘No Stopping’ restrictions. Council received 12 responses including this petition which was received separately. The consultation results indicated 58% supported ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on the waste collection day of service.

In response to this petition, Councillor Kara Cook, Councillor for Morningside Ward, is willing to meet with local residents to discuss the issues raised and determine an appropriate way forward to address the waste collection issues. To arrange this meeting, please contact the Morningside Ward Office, on (07) 3407 8200 or via email at Morningside.Ward@bcc.qld.gov.au.