Parking woes need to be addressed

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THE Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwarz has said that the parking situation in Shepparton needs to be changed immediately to ensure convenience for residents.

“From our hospitals to our shopping centres, residents are telling me they have had enough of our major parking problems in Shepparton,” Mr Schwarz said.

“I am listening to Shepparton residents and if elected I will act swiftly to address this problem that threatens to hold our community back.

Mr Schwarz cited the cost of parking in the CBD and having parking meters that only accept coins as two of the key issues with parking in Shepparton.

“It is outdated and impractical. Parking needs to be priced fairly, with a range of payment options available,” Mr Schwarz said.

“We also have a situation where disabled spaces are being abused by people who do not have a disability simply because those drivers know the rules are not enforced by inspectors.

“A new safe and secure multi-storey general car park near the CBD would solve these problems and allow retail customers to be able to park for longer periods of time.

“This would also benefit employees who need cheap all day parking and it would free up many other short term parks for retail customers.”