Parking conditions in the vicinity of schools to be reviewed

Gosford Council will review traffic and parking conditions in parts of East Gosford as decided in its ordinary meeting on Tuesday, June 23.

Webb St, Melbourne St and Adelaide St will be reviewed as a result of a number of issues in the area. Parking in these streets has increased due to local schools in the area which is causing problems for local residents trying to access their homes as well as visibility in the vicinity of the local playground.

Cr Vicki Scott moved a motion that Council review traffic and parking conditions in Webb, Melbourne and Adelaide Sts in East Gosford with the intent of easing conditions for residents. According to Cr Scott, those conditions included residents getting blocked into their homes by cars parking too close to or in front of driveways.

There are no available spaces for visitors or service vehicles to attend local residents, which in some cases makes it diffi cult to get a service provider to attend to a house call, according to Cr Scott. Residents have also reported problems exiting their driveways because they cannot see past the parked cars.

There are also an overly large number of parents, from both schools, who park in the area to collect their children at the close of school. In speaking for the motion, Cr Scott said she was not just talking about illegal parking but also about inappropriate parking.

“Private schools are a private business and parking should morally be treated as part of that business,” Cr Scott said. She said letter writing and consultation with and between the schools had not worked and suggested Council investigated timed parking for non-residents in the East Gosford area.

Gosford Council will also review parking conditions in the vicinity of Wamberal, Erina, Avoca Beach and Gosford public schools.

Media release,
23 Jun 2015
Gosford City Council
Meeting transcript,
23 June 2015
Gosford City Council
ordinary meeting
Jackie Pearson, journalist

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