Fitzmaurice Street area two-hour parking trial now in place

Published: 29 May 2018 3:27pm

Fitzmaurice Street area two-hour parking trial now in place - 29 June 2016

Trial timed parking options in the Fitzmaurice Street area are now in place.

At the City of Wagga Wagga May Ordinary Council Meeting Councillors agreed to implement an interim trial period for two-hour parking in the Fitzmaurice Street area.

Under the six-month trial five one-hour sections in Fitzmaurice Street have been changed to two-hour timed parking.

A mix of timed parking options, including 30-minute, one-hour and two-hour sections, are now available in the Fitzmaurice Street zone.

Consultation with Fitzmaurice Street business owners were carried out by Council before the parking changes were implemented.

“This trial is an opportunity to test parking options in real world scenarios, and see exactly what works best for motorists and businesses in Fitzmaurice Street,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said.

“The Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and addition consultation with Fitzmaurice Street businesses will help inform any actions moving forward in regards to CBD parking.”

The Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy (WWITS) is a comprehensive study that looks at all transport related matters in Wagga, including parking, Wagga’s road networks, cycle ways, public transport and more.

“The WWITS project has already included extensive public consultation, and one more round of public engagement is still to come,” Cr Kendall said.

“Council thanks all residents and community groups who have already taken part in the WWITS consultation - community input is crucial to any city plan.

“There is still time to contribute to the transport strategy, so, if you have an idea, issue or can see an opportunity for the future of parking, or any transport matter in Wagga, then I strongly encourage you to take part in the consultation.”

The WWITS final draft and strategies will be presented to Council in the coming months. Once endorsed, the draft will be placed on public exhibition and open for submissions from the general public.

Fitzmaurice Street six-month trial parking changes now in place:

  • Between Crampton and Kincaid streets – two hour parking, eastern and western sides
  • Between Kincaid and Gurwood streets – two hour parking, western side only
  • Between Johnston Street and Wollundry Lagoon – two hour parking eastern and western sides.