Wulanda parking move

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Wulanda parking move

Asuccessful trial has seen a bus zone become a permanent inclusion at the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre.

In January the SA Country Swimming Championships was held at the centre and a temporary bus zone was created to allow buses to drop off and collect near the entrance to the centre.

Corporate and Regulatory Services acting general manager Ritu Datta tabled a report in relation to parking zones at the centre.

She reported the temporary bus zone was successful.

“This deters cars from parking long term in this section rather than in the allocated car parks,” Ms Datta said.

She noted this does not impact on the total number of car parks available.

Tweaking of the smooth access to the centre has also seen the installation of a 15-minute parking zone at the main entrance.

Centre management submitted a request to council that a timeframe be allocated for cars to park in the ‘kiss and drop’ zone.

“This deters cars parking in this section for extended lengths of time,” Ms Datta said.

The ‘kiss and drop’ zone allows for around eight cars at any one time.

Meanwhile, five disabled permit parking spaces have been marked out nearest the entrance.

In order to allow council to commence monitoring these spaces for compliance a formal resolution of council is required.

The recommendation was agreed to by elected members in attendance at council’s March monthly meeting.

Traffic Impact Statements for each of the new parking zones was undertaken by Operations and Engineering manager Abdullah Mahmud and were tabled in the agenda.

Mr Mahmud stated each of the new parking zones will not be detrimental to traffic management in the areas and not have any negative impacts on road safety.

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