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Parking restrictions introduced in Kwinana and Wellard

Staff ReporterSound Telegraph

Parking restrictions are being introduced around the Wellard business district and adjacent to the Kwinana Train Station in a bid to improve safety issues and access to local businesses.

Signage prohibiting parking on both sides of the road or verge outside the Kwinana Train Station, between Sicklemore Road and Price Parkway, will be installed in late August. Parking restrictions will be enforced from September 16.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City had received several complaints about commuters catching the train at Kwinana and parking their vehicles along Sulphur Road rather than at the parking station.

“These complaints are in relation to safety, in particular footpath obstructions and visual impediments, as well as damage to the City’s infrastructure as a result of the vehicles parking on the verge areas and the edge of the road,” she said.

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Meanwhile, Ms Adams said parking congestion was also an issue at the Wellard Village Centre for similar reasons, with Wellard Train Station commuters using on-street parking bays all day.

“Local businesses rely on the availability of short-term parking spaces in order to survive,” Ms Adams said.

“If people park their cars in these bays and are away from the Wellard district for the day they are taking up valuable space that could be used for visitors accessing the area.”

While parking will remain free, two-hour restrictions will be introduced on street parking bays from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Restrictions will be enforced from next Monday, August 20.

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